ID on my new Octo please?! Possible Cyanea?

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  1. Youngloki

    Youngloki Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone recognized the species..I live in North Florida, but LFS owner says it came from the island of Sabu, in the Philippines...not sure what to make of it. Mantle length is roughly 2 inches, tentacles long with little webbing. Seems to be active from the early morning hours till noonish, but very active and shows little fear of me.
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    Joey Young
     
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    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Hey, your pics aren't working for me.
     
  3. Youngloki

    Youngloki Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Sorry working on it!
     
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    Youngloki Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Wow, good luck on that guy. Very interesting appearance, mantle size vs. arm size. Its mantle looks HUGE compared to its arms.
     
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    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    My guess would either be Octopus Luteus or Octopus Macropus. Luteus is my first guess. Can anyone [try] to confirm it (or prove me wrong)?
     
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    Youngloki Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I just looked at pictures of Luteus and everything adds up-i think youre right Shipposhack. His white spots sometimes shine iridescent green, just like other pictures ive seen of Luteus...
     
  10. mucktopus

    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Callistoctopus luteus....with jetlag. They're usually strictly nocturnal, and we tend to see them foraging over mixed sand/mud/rock substrates between the intertidal and about 10m deep. I've never caught one actually eating, but my guess is they would go for crabs, although they might take clams as well. They are probably closely related to C. ornatus, which commonly eats other octos.
     
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    I've had two luteus before and they seemed to do good. I feed them small shrimp and crabs.
     
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    Youngloki Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Anybody know roughly how big they get? Not a whole lot of info available on the net for them...Thanks for all the help guys, it was driving me crazy not knowing anything about the little guy...err gal-i havent seen anything on the 3rd right arm to indicate a male.
     
  13. Animal Mother

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    Body 13 cm, tentacles 80 cm, according to this site... http://www.edge-of-reef.com/cefalopodi/CEFOctopusluteusen.htm

    80 centimeters is exactly 31.5 inches.
     
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    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Yeah, when I looked them up I was surprised at how big they get. You might get more results with "starry night octopus".
     
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    Cool octos!
     
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    Hey... You have the same avatar I do! cool.
     

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