Please tell me I am not mistaken

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  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    You are spot on
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks OB, not having handled either animal I can only go by the tons of photos and videos I watch but this was so out of line from what I think I know about starting to ID that I needed reconfirmation.

    I have this feeling we are going to see more tree and freshwater octopuses soon.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, except I don't think that is a A.m, more likely a Abdophus.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I though about aculeatus (I assume you mean Abdopus aculeatus since I think Abdophus is a propagated misspelling by Live Aquaria but correct me if I am wrong please) because of the seaweed look but the mantle and arms look too robust to me. I have seen videos of marginatus walking around like that (usually carrying a house) hence my guess but, you have seen marginatus both in situ and in aquarium so your guess is better than mine for sure. Where's Mucktopus when I need her :wink:
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I just spell terrible. Mucktopus is in Indo. :D
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    :wink: I know
     
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    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Mucktopus should emerge in a couple of days. Looks like A. aculeatus to me.

    By the way, A. marginatus is not in the genus Abdopus, it is in the genus Amphioctopus.

    Roy
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Roy, not a miss-spelling, definitely an oops :oops:
     

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