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Amphioctopus marginatus, also known as the coconut octopus and veined octopus, is a medium-sized cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus. It is found in tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean. It commonly preys upon shrimp, crabs, and clams, and displays unusual behaviour, including bipedal walking and gathering and using coconut shells and seashells for shelter.
Sandy bottom where they are able to dig into the sands to hide.
A very smart octopus, they can collects sea shells, coconut shells (hence, their name), bottles, cups and other hard objects to use as protection. In the pictures above, this female is seen carrying her Eggs and using a cup as home/protection. At the same time, she is reaching out to collect a broken glass to further cover/protect herself and her eggs.
Spotted on Sep 9, 2012
Submitted on Apr 7, 2014
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