[Octopus]: New Octopus ID

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  1. Declan Forth

    Declan Forth Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi, everyone! Recently I purchased an "1.5 inch Brown Octopus" from Saltwaterfish.com and it has arrived today. I successfully acclimated "it" and it has fled into the rockwork. I shot a video of the octopus but it appears the video file is too large so here are some pictures. I was hoping that some of you guys could help me ID it. I personally think it looks like a Mercatoris but I'd like a more expert opinion. Thanks!
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    There are three other recent acquisitions from Saltwaterfish.com that are thought to be O. bocki. Have a look at Victor, Zeke and this unnamed octopus to look for similarities. The eyes of O. bocki are a point of interest that would help separate them from O. mercatoris.
     
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