what type of octopus is this

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  1. jsshark1

    jsshark1 Blue Ring Registered

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    LFS had a octopus this week told me he would give me a good price because three of the legs are missing, they do already show signs of growing back..

    told me it was from Indonesia and was called a green metallic.....:bugout:

    very friendly and out showing him self on the second day

    he has the most longest arms he or she is about the size of a tommato.
     

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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    My initial guess would be Adopus Aculeatus.
     
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    Thanks


    a couple of body shots
     

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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    oh yeah, now i'm pretty sure of it.

    Good looking octo.
     
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    Even shy 3 tentacles, she's gorgeous..
     
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    I love some of the names that people come up with... :lol:
     
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    It was a rescue reason of got him since i have other octopus on order. I see a couple of octopus die at this place, and with the arms missing i see the same fate as the others.. but you are right it look sweet to me.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :grad: Arms,octopus dont have tenticles, they have 8 arms, squid and cuttles have arms and two tenticles. :heee:

    me and D joke that they have six arms and two legs.
     
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    Not so much a joke though as there is some evidence that the back 2 or 4 arms are used (at least in some species) more for locomotion than for hunting. Missing arms that are cleanly removed (this may be from self detachment as an escape mechanism) are not a health concern. If the arms are regenerating with no signs of infection the animal should live a normal life. However, it does appear this one is adult and the remaining time is likely to be short.
     
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    can any one tell me with the pictures I have shown is the octopus a male or female?
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I would lean towards female, but so many legs are missing I cant tell if I'm looking at the right one. or if it is a male missing his 3rd arm.
     
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    Based on the size of the suckers on the first pair of arms, it appears to be a female.

    Roy
     
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    thanks for both reply's,, so we will lean on Female, that is what I thought from what I have read but this is my first time with this type of octopus....
     
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    jsshark1 Blue Ring Registered

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    is this small octopus also a Adopus Aculeatus? from Indonesia ?
     

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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    looks like it.
     
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    that is what I thought :sad: it was supposed to be a octopus from the Caribbean :mad:
     

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