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Octopus cyanea

joel_ang

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#4
You could try suppliers in south east asia though chances are they won't know the species, you could try getting a bandensis too but cuttles don't seem to be in season. Hawaii would be the better choice.
 

chrshlst

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#8
I thought that they had a tentacle span of only 12 in from tentacle to tentacle, according to the marine aquarium problem solver. :?
 

Colin

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nope, miles out... thats probably the distance between it eyes :)

you are looking at close to 6 feet from tip to tip :)
 

TPOTH

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Colin said:
nope, miles out... thats probably the distance between it eyes :)

you are looking at close to 6 feet from tip to tip :)
*nods*

Yep, for having the pleasure of working on O. cyanea last year in Indonesia i can confirm that they grow really big ;). In my study of the local octo fishery, i (only) came across (by that i mean the octo was brought to me for statolith removal by a fisherman prior to being sold to a middleman) a 3.2kg octo. I've had access to the local middlemen books and it seems the record stands at about 6kg :shock: ... but it was caught two weeks before i arrived on site :evil: dang!

TPOTH
 

Kev

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Hi Last year I was workin in on Pemba Island, Tanzania and we were working on local artisanal fisheries one of which was for octopus, specifically Octopus cyanea and can vouch for their size I think the largest caught while we were working on them was 5.7kg it was one of almost 3/4 of a tonne caught over the low tide period last August. I also saw them whilst carrying out Dive surveys in the same area one especially comes to mind that was about 6.5 feet across about 2 meters away from our survey it made me jump I can tell you when it decided to move. So these things can grow to huge sizes. Aside from that does anyone know where I can find Articles or scientific journals about the afore mentioned octopus for work I am trying to do.
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Kevin
 

Octomush

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Uuuuum.... I could hook u up with a cyanea I live in hawaii and I caught my own. But Im not sure how to ship it. If u can figure out how to get it shipped to u I might be able to catch u one. :wink:
 

chezem

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Where/how did you catch them?? I need some for a project. I am on the Hilo side of the Big Island and have not been able to catch them anywhere. Help!!
 

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