tell me its name..

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  1. dittychacko

    dittychacko Larval Mass Registered

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    can anyone tell me the scientific name of this octo. i got it from the intertidal region of tamilnadu coast of india. it was resting inside a sponge.
     

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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    That's a nice looking octopus. Are you keeping him in an aquarium, or putting him back in the ocean?

    Does it have any eyespots or other markings? And what's it's size: length of body, length of arms.

    Nancy
     
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    dittychacko Larval Mass Registered

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    hello nancy
    actually this photo is the only thing left with me. the octo died within a couple of days. there was no eyespots on the body. the mantle length was about 2 cm and the arm length would have been nearly 7 cm.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    sorry to hear it :angelpus:
     
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    norgebyblood O. vulgaris Registered

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    that looks exactly like my first octopus, and that one died within a week of getting him as well.... hmmm
     
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    dittychacko Larval Mass Registered

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    did you know its name??!!!
     
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    norgebyblood O. vulgaris Registered

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    i wish i did, but no. i cant even figure out what my new octo is
     
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    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    Ditty--

    Its often impossible to find the scientific name for your pet octopus. Many species are difficult to discern from photographs and its unlikely that your distributor knows where and how it was collected.
     

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