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Pacific Red Octopus

Octopus rubescens

Description:

Much smaller than the Giant Pacific Octopus, this species weighs up to 450 grams. It can be differentiated from small GPO's by the presence of three eyelash-like papillae below the eyes. This spotting looked like a full grown specimen.

Habitat:

The Red Pacific Octopus is native to the North American west coast. This spotting was at Chup Point at the entrance to Alberni Inlet close to Barkley Sound.

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2 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Super spotting ! Thanks for sharing this Ron.

Ron Caswell
Spotted by
Ron Caswell

Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on Apr 18, 2013

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