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Blue Ring Octopus

Hapalochlaena lunulata

Description:

The blue-ringed octopus is 12 to 20 cm (5 to 8 inches), but its venom is powerful enough to kill humans. There is no blue-ringed octopus antivenom available.

Habitat:

They are currently recognized as one of the world's most venomous marine animals. Despite their small size and relatively docile nature, they can prove fatal to humans.

Notes:

Spotted this very dangerous tiny Octopus during a night dive in Bali last December. the light is from a flash light. Depth around 18 metres.

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Bali, Indonesia

Lat: -8.70, Long: 115.26

Spotted on Dec 26, 2010
Submitted on Oct 26, 2011

Spotted for mission

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