Picture of Unknown Octopus

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  1. snafflehound@work

    snafflehound@work O. bimaculoides Registered

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  2. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hmmmm. The single row of suckers, obvious low arm-sucker count, and papillose skin are pretty characteristic of southern Pareledone species; it's quite unlike any recognised Graneledone, Thaumeledone or Bentheledone species (we'll leave Megaleledone out of this for the time being), so Pareledone (as a catch-all genus) is probably a good guess. The genus is probably being revised - hence the 'likely Pareledone ' comment by Louise).
     
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    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Ooohh, that's a neat looking animal. Interesting eyes. The lenses are quite protuberant, and is that luminescence from internal photophores or some weird consequence of the lighting?

    Thanks for posting that, Snafflehound.

    Clem
     
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    I see the resemblence to Eldeone, we get cirrhosa here
     

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