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Veined/Coconut Octopus

Amphioctopus marginatus


Veined Octopus is sometimes called Coconut Octopus as they sometimes can be found hiding in half coconut shells and using the coconut shells as their home. Beside coconut shells, they also uses other sea shells to cover themselves for protection. Sometimes, they can be seen moving around carrying the coconut/sea shell. They sometimes uses discarded bottles and cans as their homes. They are small in size, body length of around 3 inches and 6 inches with arms.


They are mostly found in sandy bays and lagoons, especially in the shallows. They feeds on fish and crustaceans. In this sequence of pictures, this particular Veined Octopus was feeding on a Swimming Crab.


Veined octopus has been observed with bi-pedal behaviors, meaning they can be seen walking on 2 of their arms/tentacles.

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1 Comment

AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Marek.
I will add all my related spotting to Cephalopods of the World :)

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on May 24, 2010
Submitted on Feb 1, 2014

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