Looking for detailed info on S. bandensis habitat

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  1. jhauris

    jhauris Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hello!
    I'm trying to find detailed information on the habitats wild S. bandensis are found in. I've done a lot of searching on the internet, and the best I've come up with is basically "found over reefs or sand" and the geographic distribution maps. Is there a source with better info? Any studies on an area which mentions their presence? I do have access to scholarly journals, but that hasn't been much help either. It appears to me these haven't really been studied much at all. At this point I'm especially interested in any substrate preferences. There are some studies on S. officinalis, would these apply to bandensis as well?

    -Jon
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I am not aware of any studies on S. bandensis. If you find any let us know.

    They come from very different habitats than S. officinalis, so I wouldn't think the info would cross apply.
     
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    jhauris Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thanks for the response. I'll keep looking!
     
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    jhauris Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thales, in some of the great pictures you've provided of your cuttles, it appears the sand is in the
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Not much preference. They do seem to stop digging around in the substrate as they get older. The big male at work likes to wedge himself between two stalks of Sarcophyton.
     

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