ID my octo please.

Discussion in 'ID Requests' started by Swimdude776, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Swimdude776

    Swimdude776 Blue Ring Registered

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    Can you please ID him?

    He has black spots that run up and down the tentacles.

    Thats pretty much all i know.

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  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    It's got some very pronounced eyes. I like the "horns" :)

    Sorry I can't help you. You should try to get some pics without the actinics... washes out all the color, can't really see too much detail.
     
  3. shipposhack

    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Yeah, I would try less blue pictures. Possibly Aculeatus. Do you know what part of the world he came from?
     
  4. Swimdude776

    Swimdude776 Blue Ring Registered

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    its mostly a tan color.

    dont know where it came from but i think your right with it being a Aculeatus
     
  5. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Swimdude,
    You will find that many (and I suspect yours) octopuses show completely different colors and textures so IDing one based on color/texture is almost impossible. Length of arms vs mantle length, false eye spots below the real eyes, consistent stripes, webbing(or lack of in your case) are all good clues though.

    I would venture to say that based upon the arm length that it is NOT a Mercatoris/Jobini (Atlantic dwarf).
     
  6. oscer

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    im barly an aquartist but i think its a Relidges horned octo not sure.
     
  7. mucktopus

    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like a male in Abdopus (star-like pattern around the eye, slight branching on the papillae above the eye, enlarged suckers on arms II and III). Could be aculeatus, but those enlarged suckers look really big.

    If you have University access you should be able to download this paper which describes the body patterns of aculeatus- see if it compares to what you have. (If you can't access it, please let me know)

    http://mollus.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/eym015?ijkey=KKEaa79OOS387DW&keytype=ref
     
  8. Tone1987

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    My vote is for aculeatus
     
  9. DrBatty

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    I'd say Aculeatus too.
     
  10. SanClementeEric

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    I concur.
     

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