does anyone know what this is

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  1. abate

    abate Cuttlefish Registered

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    does anyone know what kind of octopus this is?
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  2. Tommycs

    Tommycs Wonderpus Supporter

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    The first one I think is a Grimpoteuthis "dumbo" octopus, they are deep sea and cannot be kept as pets if that's what you are wondering. The rest I am unsure.
     
  3. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    #2 given the photographer, likely a native of Australia or Maldives.

    #3 is a hatchling in an aquarium setting. The source of the photo should have the species.

    The last is Octpus marginatus or commonly called the coconut octopus. Small but not dwarf/pygmy. I would love to keep one but we MAY have seen one on the forum since I have been a member.
     

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