Octopus Id

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  1. corpusse

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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hard, to impossible from this picture alone...

    Ocelli?

    In case of "yes, it has!" my initial impression would be O. filosus, how's with the periocular pappillae on filosus in the juvenile stages? Anyone?

    O. briareus would likely show a bit more green sheen, but I can't possibly tell from this picture alone....
     
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    It's pretty hard to see in that pic. looks like he might have horns.
     
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    deja vu....

    Its looks like he has horns, but like OB said from that pic it is very hard.
     
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    The store claims it's octopus vulgaris.
     
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    O. filosis if it's got ocelli, really hard to tell from a pic like that....
     
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    Urrrr, I think we're responding to two different threads here, confused, I thought my post wasn't registering....
     
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    Urrrr.... Shall we stick to one thread only?
     
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    Sorry for the double post. Using my iPhone and "working" at the same time. So it's not vulgaris? I will try and get a better pic.
     
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    Everytime I think I have Caribbean ID's pretty well in hand someone throws out a photo that I can't be sure of. If you can find eyespots, then most of the look is hummelincki/filosus but that is more from elimination than visual id. The color is wrong for a merc and it has too many papillae (the bumps on the skin). The arms taper too much for brieareus (as well as wrong coloration). We don't see many vulgaris (this name is misused more times than it is correct) and I have only see a couple in real life but I think their arms would be longer and thicker and I don't think they show as many papillae. The sucker rings DO seem to have an outer blueish ring (common to hummelincki/filosus and the Indonesian aculeatus - among others but not the ones mentioned above - not sure on vulgaris). I think it is the mantle/eye proportions that keeps me from being cofident.
     

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