Deep Sea ID Request for Octopus...

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  1. gjbarord

    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Everyone,

    Any ideas on this guy? Recorded it about 350m deep in the Bohol Sea region of the Philippines. Pretty large (1m) from what I can tell. I don't see any fins although it looks like there might be some kind of "fin" that runs from two of the arms at each side, up toward the mantle, but that might just be my mind playing tricks... Definitely has two longer arms on the dorsal side.

    Thanks!

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  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    From FaceBook suggestions of Haliphron atlanticus, I found this video that match the look and your arm description. :thumbsup: on the rare siting!

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