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Reef Octopus

Octopus vulgaris

Description:

Also know as Common Reef Octopus and Small Common Octopus. They can change color to match their surroundings. They feed on bivalves, fish, shrimp, crabs and other octopus.

Habitat:

Found singly on coral and rocky reefs, seagrass beds, sand and rubble areas.

Notes:

Photographed this octopus during a night dive. I think it was hunting when we chanced upon it.

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5 Comments

Joltik
Joltik 8 years ago

I love octopi! He's beautiful! ^__^

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 8 years ago

Look at the back of the Octopus in this picture, the GREEN color make it stands out, i think that is what Leuba means Blogie.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Beautiful!

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

What does that mean when he has "the right amount of green"?

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

he has just the right amount of green on him - very nice!

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 20, 2011
Submitted on Dec 2, 2011

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