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Blue Ring Octopus

Hapalochlaena lunulata

Description:

BRO on a Pedestal The greater blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) is one of three (or perhaps four) species of venomous blue-ringed octopuses. Unlike its southern brethren, the Blue-lined and Southern Blue-ringed octopuses that are found only in Australian waters, the range of the greater blue-ringed octopus spans the tropical western Pacific Ocean. Greater blue-ringed octopuses can weigh between 10 and 100 grams.[citation needed]

Habitat:

Indo Pacific

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11 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Fantastic great shot !

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Lovely shot and moment

Jasmine123
Jasmine123 8 years ago

How do you see that in the ocean?

Spectacular !

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Simply beautiful. Thanks for posting.

Great photo Bo!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Fabulous spotting!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

What a beauty!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Fantastic!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Super! I love these spotting! we saw a little octopus similar to the blue-ringed but not so, while we were in Malapascua. Thanks for adding to the Visayas mission :-)

emanuelgoyco
emanuelgoyco 8 years ago

My favorite!!! Awesome photo!

Bo Mancao
Spotted by
Bo Mancao

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 7, 2011
Submitted on Jan 7, 2013

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