Possible blanket octopus?

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Recently a video has surfaced on YouTube purporting to be an unknown creature filmed by Thai fisherman.


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To me it looks like it could be a blanket octopus (Tremoctopus violaceus?) based on the markings on the webbing. I figured I’d post it here so anyone with more knowledge could try to identify it.
 

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Hmm, good one! Reminds me very much of this thread:


Incredible read (some photos missing and links broken unfortunately) but the key conclusion is here:

Verdict, Tremoctopus violaceus. It certainly had me scratching my head. Thanks for everyone's input.
With that in mind, I think you're right!

@OB, @Clem, @Steve O'Shea
 

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...it's doing the same "bottle nose" thing that it did in the photos from the other thread - remarkable!
 

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I remember seeing a video about the Penry case a while ago, it’s what introduced me to the blanket octopus in the first place. Thanks for posting the link.
 

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