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Coconut Octopus

Amphioctopus marginatus

Description:

This incredible cephalopod is one of only two octopuses that have been recorded to display bipedal locomotion! It has also been observed using tools for defense, and the use of available debris to create a defensive fortress. Although octopuses often use foreign objects as shelter, the sophisticated behavior of A. marginatus when they select materials, carry and reassemble them, is far more complex.

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3 Comments

SamanthaCraven
SamanthaCraven 8 years ago

Thanks guys, it was quite at home in the plastic bag. Actually swam past it loads of times before I realised it was there!

Megs18
Megs18 8 years ago

Fantastic shot!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

This is a very cool spotting.

SamanthaCraven
Spotted by
SamanthaCraven

Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 11, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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