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Thoughts on ID of this octo

DWhatley

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You can almost see a star around the eye and the speckled look is a common coloration for A. aculeatus so, with the given location, I would be pretty comfortable with this guess. It is hard to guess size though and I did get one that was nocturnal and quite small with a similar appearance.
 

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