New Octopus. Can anyone help ID?

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  1. djp9136

    djp9136 Larval Mass Registered

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    Hello all. We just got a new octopus and have no idea what speices it is. I've attached a few pictures. It doesn't have the markings of a bimac. And it has a zebra like pattern on its back/arms. Any thoughts?

    Thank you!
     

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    delosa O. vulgaris Registered

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    Can you advise where you got it and if the store listed any info on where it came from originally?

    A great looking little guy. What is his/her name?
     
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    djp9136 Larval Mass Registered

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    I picked it up in New York. The LFS said that it came from Indonesia, though I have little confidence in that.
     
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    tywtly GPO Registered

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    I'm not sure, but I think that's a vulgaris.
     
  5. Neogonodactylus

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    Looks like Abdopus aculeatus.

    Roy
     
  6. delosa

    delosa O. vulgaris Registered

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    I agree. It looks like the Abdopus aculeatus I had in my tank.

    Does your octopus try to mimic algea? Mine would actually try to look like a plant and even sway with the current. It was neat.
     
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    djp9136 Larval Mass Registered

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    Here's a better picture

    I've attached a better picture. Does this change your sense of what speices it is?

    He is almost always out-- not shy at all (unlike my previous octopus).

    Your thoughts are most appreciated.
     

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  8. griffen7777

    griffen7777 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Looks like Abdopus aculeatus, Isnt it neat how they stay out alot.
    We just had a large gathering at our house recently and my Octo totally stole the show.
    Good luck!
     

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