*Mystic & Lucid* - ID For NZ Octopus? ....

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  1. Mystic Vampyre

    Mystic Vampyre Larval Mass Registered

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    :rainbow:Hi there,

    I was wondering if someone can help Identify this (girl?) for me?
    I live in Wellington, New Zealand.
    She was found in a Sub-Rockpool in Wellington.
    She is also Coldwater Marine.

    :notworth:Any help would be appreciated!:notworth:

    :sagrin:Cheers in Advance!:sagrin:


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  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    She's beautiful. You might look on Cephbase.org.

    Maybe Steve or Jean can tell you.
     
  3. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :welcome: I can't help with the ID, but I bet AM is right that Steve or Jean will know any NZ octopod pretty readily...
     
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    She looks huge, how big is she? Is her mantle the size of a grapefruit or smaller (or larger...)? She is beautiful!
     
  5. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Steve is actually in Wellington right now... I would hazard a guess at Pinnoctopus cordiformis but I'm not sure of its distribution. I'll point other more knowledgeable persons in the direction of this thread... :roll:
     
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    The octo looks really big from the pictures. What's the specs on the tank you have it in?
     
  7. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to TONMO.com!

    Your octopus looks like the big octopuses they keep in the Portobello Aquarium in NZ. When Jean comes online again, she'll be able to tell us.

    Nancy
     
  8. dude

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    O no

    bad news looks like a Giant octopus:sink::sink::sink::sink::sink::sink:
     
  9. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Why? Because it's red? Seriously doubt Enteroctopus Dofleini is hanging out in New Zealand, it's native to British Columbia, northwestern coast from California to Alaska. Could be a large species though, since the cold water tends to help lengthen their lifespan.

    I would wait for the pros on this one.
     
  10. dude

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    relly

    sorry am new here:notworth:
     
  11. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    looks like Pinnoctopus cordiformis the common octopus. I wouldn't keep it long, they grow VERY large (up to 3m arm spread) and are escape artists. They also require a LOT of live crabs (up to 15 a day when growing) and we've had no success training them to eat dead prey!

    Good luck!!!

    J
     

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