Pygmy from North Queensland

Neogonodactylus

Haliphron Atlanticus
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Here are two images of a pygmy octopus I caught on Lizard Island last week. This is not the first time I have encountered it there. It lives at a depth of 1-10 m, usually in coral rubble, and in high energy habitats. It is very similar to Octopus bocki, but probably is a new species.

Roy
 

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