I wonder what species this is?

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  1. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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

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    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...
     
  2. Emily182

    Emily182 Cuttlefish Registered

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    It could be Ameloctopus litoralis. Kinda looks like it, but I'm not sure.
     
  3. mucktopus

    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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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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