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Veined/Coconut Octopus They were called Coconut Octopus as in the early days of their discovery, they were found to using coconut shells as protection and as their 'home'.  Subsequent to that, they have been documented to use other hard objects like in the photo, broken cups, glass, bottles and mostly shells of seashells for protection against their predators. Amphioctopus marginatus,Geotagged,Philippines,Spring,Underwater,anilao,batangas,scubadiving Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Veined/Coconut Octopus

They were called Coconut Octopus as in the early days of their discovery, they were found to using coconut shells as protection and as their 'home'. Subsequent to that, they have been documented to use other hard objects like in the photo, broken cups, glass, bottles and mostly shells of seashells for protection against their predators.

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  1. We just love weird species over here, the weirder, the better, and you're scoring big points :) Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, fshristant :) Posted 2 years ago

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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 behavior including bipedal walking and tool use .

Similar species: Octopuses
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Aug 6, 2016. Captured May 10, 2013 19:50 in Majuben Bridge, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines.
  • DSC-RX100
  • f/2.2
  • 1/100s
  • ISO160
  • 10.4mm