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White-V Octopus

Abdopus sp.

Description:

This White-V Octopus or sometimes called Long Arm Octopus has been recorded or documented from Philippines and Indonesia for a long time now but has yet to be described scientifically. Mostly changing from greying-brownish-white colours and shades in between and their body usually has 'scaly appendages'. This colours give them very good camouflaged among the sandy bottom (Pic#3). They have very long tentacles, probably one of the reason they are called Long Arm Octopus, which they uses to check on prey (Pic#2) in sandy holes, mostly crustaceans.

Habitat:

They are usually found in sandy bottoms, hiding in sandy holes.

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2 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 2 years ago

Thanks, @TakSALDO for your appreciation :)

TajSALDO
TajSALDO 2 years ago

What a fascinating photo! Nice spotting!

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Mabini, Calabarzon, Philippines

Spotted on May 25, 2019
Submitted on Jul 13, 2019

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