Help in identifcation PLEASE!

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  1. Goodwin9

    Goodwin9 Blue Ring Registered

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    I need the experts out there to help me identify my new octopus. It came from the same online retailer I got my first and even though it says that it came from the Carribean, (same place as my first), this one looks a lot different. More grey to blue green in color, and it doesn't have the roughness on the mantle like my other one. The other thing that I noticed is that there seems to be a lot more webbing between it's legs. Pictures aren't the greatest, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     

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    main_board Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Its got a false eyespot. Doesn't that make it either a bimaculoides or bimaculatus? Someone with more experience here will be along shortly.

    Cheers!
     
  3. dutchcourage

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    :welcome: What a good looking octopus how big is he/she?Where did you get him/her from?:grin:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    That's an interesting looking eyespot. It might be helpful if you could get a close up of it. Bimaculoides and bimaculatus are not the only octos with eye spots. However, go to the Bimac Care Seeet (click on Ceph Care articles above) and compare the eye spots with the bimac.
    A bimac usually has some yellow spots when at rest, too. But a bimac doesn't have a lot of webbing.

    How long is the body and how long are the arms?

    NIce looking octo!! What's its name?

    Nancy
     
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    A lot of other octopus can show false-eye spots it could be O. maya which is found in the Gulf. You should ask the place you got it. Some times they do send what ever they have which might have been a bimac.
     
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    Body seems to be 2 to 3 inches and arm lenght I would guess to be abour 5 or 6 inches. This one has been busy eating my 3 emerald crabs that were in this tank. Must have been hungry after his flight.

    This one has been given the name of Clyde. Don't ask me why:confused:
     
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    2 to 3 inches and he came from saltwaterfish.com 2nd one that I have gotten from them, arrived healthy and hungry.....
     
  8. dutchcourage

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    Thats great is he day active is he social?Might consider getting one from them.Are the colors always that good on him?Still dont have a for sure ID?Sorry for all the ?'s i just like the way he looks plz post more pics if you can.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    You'd better hope it's not O. maya unless you have a big tank(although it does look like that species). O. maya can grow quite large, according to Cephalopods: A World Guide - body up to 10 inches, arms could be over 3 feet long.

    Nancy
     
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    :shock: Wow!!!!!
     
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    Here are a few more pictures that might help in identifying my new Octopus. Does this give any better idea as to the species? Thanks for your information!
     

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    It looks to be a bimaculoides or bimaculatus. It's not a maya.
     
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    Here's a video I took of the new Octopus. Click on the image to view the video.

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    I agree with marinebio_guy - to see whether you have O. bimaculoides, look at the Bimac Care Sheet (click on Ceph Care Articles above).

    Look carefully at the unbroken chain in the ring. Is that what Clyde has? We don't have a real close up of Clyde's false eyespot, but from what I can see he's not a bimaculoides.

    Nancy
     
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    It's not a Maya. They don't have any color in thier eyespot.
     

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