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Veined / Coconut Octopus

Amphioctopus marginatus


This 2 Coconut Octopus were found using broken cups as their home. They were called Coconut Octopus as in the early days when they were discovered, they were known to use broken coconut shells as their home. Subsequent to that, they have been known to use other materials, including sea shells, empty bottles or cans and like this instance broken cups as their home and for protection.


Sandy bottom in shallow waters

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AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @James W and yes they are very cool animal if you spend time to observes them and their behaviour.

James W
James W 6 years ago


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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on May 12, 2016
Submitted on Jul 29, 2016

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