Tremoctopus

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    This is the only genus in the family Tremoctopodidae (commonly known as the blanket octopus). These ceph's are very sexually dimorphic. The females can be several meters long, and have the large webbing between arms 3 and 4 (which makes the very picturesque). However, the males tend to only be a few centimeters long.


    (There were so many fantabulous pictures to choose from)

    Info at:http://tolweb.org/Tremoctopus
    Also, Wikipedia has a few interesting tidbits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanket_octopus
     

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    "Walnut-Size" Male Octopus Seen Alive for First Time (2003)

    National Geographic John Pickrell 2003 "Walnut-Size" Male Octopus Seen Alive for First Time

     
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    I have not read anything about this octo before... an interesting story.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    A couple of years ago a diver photographed one in the keys (some of the pics in the post are his). Unfortunately, he decided they might be worth a few dollars (can't blame him I guess) and he pulled most of them from public access but did post some on the site to figure out what he photographed

    FOUND IT in ceph encounters! So glad you commented as the picture references belong here
     
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    One of my darling species :)
     

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