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I wonder what species this is?

monty

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This has no background info, but I find it fascinating:



I don't think I've ever seen a small octo with that much webbing. It looks like they've got it in a rather small tank; I hope it's an open circulation system or plumbed to something bigger.

Anyway, I'm curious if you ID experts can name that octo...
 

mucktopus

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Although the arms are thin like in Ameloctopus, the webbing is much too deep. It almost looks like a brown mimic but there's really no way to tell. Judging by how faint the skin patterns are , it lmost looks like it's starting to go into senescence
 

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