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Coconut Octopus, Veined Octopus

Amphioctopus marginatus


"The main body of the octopus is typically around 8 centimeters (3 in) in size, and, with arms, approximately 15 centimeters (6 in) long. The octopus displays a typical color pattern with dark ramified lines similar to veins, usually with a yellow siphon. The arms are usually dark in color, with contrasting white suckers. In many color displays, a lighter trapezoidal area can be seen immediately below the eye." Source:


Spotted 9 of these creatures in a single night dive. This one looks like it made a home in a Cheez Wiz bottle. Depth of about 4.5 m. Anilao Pier, Batangas, Philippines

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Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Thanks Gerardo! :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow another fantastic series :)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Thanks Debbie. It was :-)

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

These are amazing photos Eric. looks like you had a well worth dive!

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 3, 2012
Submitted on Feb 21, 2013

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