Would anyone help identify my octopuses species?

Discussion in 'ID Requests' started by Smeapancol, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Smeapancol

    Smeapancol Blue Ring Registered

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    This is Ineffebella:

    http://latexblue.mechanicalmischief.com/aquarium/IneffabellaDraped2.png

    She is about 2 feet in diameter now, with a mantle of maybe 3 1/2 inches. I think she has reached her full growth because she seems slightly less hungry now than a few weeks ago.

    She is able to display three colors: white, black, and a deep burgandy. That third color is very rarely seen, so normally she is some pattern of white and black. She has one very distinctive color pattern that she often shows. She turns all gray, with a white and a black strip going vertically across each eye, the white inside the black.

    Also, I got her from reefscavengers.com, and they said she was from nicaragua.

    I haven't been able to find anything that looks like her in my book!
     
  2. shipposhack

    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    If you have any more pictures it will make it easier to ID.
     
  3. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    huh. yea. i have no friggin clue. snap a few more pics.
     
  4. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    I'd consider vulgaris a possibility, but I would think you would see more color and texture displays if so.
     

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