Please tell me I am not mistaken

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You are spot on
 

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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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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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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.

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