what is it??

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  1. krogey

    krogey Blue Ring Registered

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    Ok... now Im beginning to wonder what species Spartacus is.... there are photos for those who can help... in the photos/journal section...

    he may be vulgaris but he was caught here in Oz and there doesnt seem to be any evidence that that is where they can be found... any ideas any one?? pls... :?:

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  2. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Spartacus does appear very Vulgaris like, do you have anything for a size reference in those pics?

    BTW - He is a very nice octo
     
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    Which part of Au are you in? How big is sparticus. Could be macropus or a cyanea.
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    macropus would probably have bright white spots over its skin is normally found near the Med Sea.

    cyanea could be an option and there are indo-pacific sub species of vulgaris.. otherwise I am not sure...

    Is there evidence of eye marks on the webbing? Like a bimac but no blue.. just a black spot???
     
  5. krogey

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    webbing is just white.. I from melb but he was picked of the reef in Queensland... the best size ref i can give is he's about 20cm from mantle to tip... thats it really.... sorry
     
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    I never thought sparticus was that small, its good though as he would probably have quite some time more. Other possibilities include, pallidus, membranaceus and tetricus.
     
  7. krogey

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    I think i have some reasearch to do!!!!

    thanx heaps!
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