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Long Arm Octopus


This one was a juvenile, body was around 3-4 cm but with long tentacle arms. They are highly camouflaged like all octopus and blends in with their surrounding easily. Pic#2 shows the same octopus on the move, and easier to see it clearly. Although this Octopus have been known and found rather commonly in certain places, it is still yet to be described officially.


Mostly found among sandy bottom in shallow waters

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AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @MrsPbio for your kind comments.
We usually see them during night dives when they are out hunting, so, its easier to see them. Each time when they stop moving, then they will try to blend themselves with their surrounding as in Pic#1, which makes it difficult to see them clearly.

MrsPbio 6 years ago

I think he should get an award for just SEEING the creature! It's so incredibly well camouflaged!

AshleyT 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Hema Shah and @armadeus.4 :)

armadeus.4 6 years ago

Wonderfully captured Albert! Thank you for sharing :)

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Hema Shah 6 years ago

Awesome picture and camouflage!

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 30, 2016
Submitted on May 13, 2016

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