Briareus for sale on Liveaquaria.com Diver's Den

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  1. Octopussy007

    Octopussy007 Cuttlefish Registered

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    Liveraquaria Diver's Den is "what you see is what you get" and LA.com does a great job at acclimating/caring for their Diver's Den specimens prior to being put on their site for purchase. I have purchased fish from Diver's Den and have been very pleased with the quality (of the fish as well as customer service). They are describing this specific octo as what looks to be a young briareus for sale:

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+4&ddid=58881
     
  2. TripleBean

    TripleBean Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    That's good that they finally put there Octopus on Divers den.
     
  3. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Looks like a mercatoris to me.
     
  4. Octopussy007

    Octopussy007 Cuttlefish Registered

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    It could be a merc... I am certainly no expert and just went with what they described it to be. I do know LA.com attempts to "correctly" ID all Diver's Den listings and they do welcome clarification of an incorrect ID when it is wrong.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't remember ever seeing eyelid coloring on the mercs (Greg?) and I know briareus can color its lids. The proportions look unusual for either but I suspect that is more camera angle. Both have bug eyes at that size (see Kalypso's first video). I would be inclined toward the briareus or possibly a different species (if the arm/mantle length is not a foreshortening).
     

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