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Little Octopus from the Lembeh Strait

DWhatley

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@Nick Hope
I messaged @mucktopus after your post but she had disappeared off the on-line planet for a few months. She did return my pm today with the following,
My guess is it's O cyanea based on the proportions, the papillae and the pattern around the eye. Though it could be a little beast that might be Amphioctopus kagoshimensis. I've never gotten a definitive ID but think it's in Lembeh.
 

Nick Hope

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Thank you. I've never knowingly seen either Octopus cyanea or Amphioctopus kagoshimensis in the Lembeh Strait but of course that's not to say that they're not there. I made a video of the footage I have in case it helps:

 

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