bimaculiodes or bimaculatus?

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  1. Cuddlycuttlefsh

    Cuddlycuttlefsh Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    So...this question I have here has been stuck in my head and it's driving me insane. The question is how do you distinguish the difference between bimaculiodes-----Californian Two spot octopus and bimaculatus-----Verrill's two spot octopus:confused:? If there are differences except knowing that they're from California, I'd love to know. I deeply appreciate you guys, and I'm glad I ever made an account on this site in the first place.:mrgreen:
     
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    neurobadger Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Reportedly, the bimaculatus eyespot looks like a starburst whereas the bimaculoides eyespot looks like a blue ring.
     
  3. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    The most obvious difference is egg size. Bimaculatus is a small egged species; Bimaculoides is a large egged species. The integrity of the blue rings is also a good cue.

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  4. Cuddlycuttlefsh

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    Oh yes, yes, yes..I have (sorry) heard of the egg size difference before but thank you for the info:smile:.
     

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