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Th Blue-ringed Octopus is a small mollusc, body size of around 6-8cm. However, they are highly poisonous, supposedly one of the most poisonous animal on earth and there is no antidote for it. Their poison is actually from its saliva. This sequence of pictures show a pair of Blue-Ringed Octopus in the course of mating. The first picture was after the Male has done his job leaving the Female, all fluttered and flashing her bright blue rings :D
Mostly in the shallows among sandy and coral rubbles. They feed mostly on crustaceans, shrimps and crabs.
Although Blue-ringed Octopus are highly poisonous, they are not dangerous to humans/divers as they are not likely to bite/attack humans/divers unless harassed or handled by humans.
Spotted on Nov 16, 2009
Submitted on Mar 8, 2014
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