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Long Arm or White-V Octopus

Abdopus sp.

Description:

This Octopus have very long tentacles, hence its name. They are not too colorful although can be very well camouflaged among the sandy bottom. When they swims, they tends to take on the shape of flounders (flat fishes) as a form of mimicry and occasionally, they opens up the webbing around their tentacles as show in the pictures.

Habitat:

Shallow reefs, especially sandy bottom where they can be well camouflage. They usually lives in holes on the sandy bottoms and they can easily dig and squeeze their body into the sands.

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11 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 7 years ago

Thanks, @Ava for the kind words.
Glad you are enjoying my underwater spottings, @Arya :)
Thanks, @Christos and @Antonio :)

Amazing capture Albert,super,congrats and thanks for sharing

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 7 years ago

Fantastic!!

Arya
Arya 7 years ago

Albert, I've been enjoying your photos as a fellow diver but this one is by far the most awe inspiring!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

This is exquisit; both the creature and the photo.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 7 years ago

Thanks, @Scott :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Fabulous Albert!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 7 years ago

Thanks, @Lauren, @Kathleen and @Reza :)

Incredible !

Beautiful!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Wow.

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Bitung, Sulut, Indonesia

Spotted on Nov 18, 2009
Submitted on Mar 8, 2014

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