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Algae Octopus - Abdopus aculeatus As its name imply, the Algae Octopus - Abdopus aculeatus mimics the sea algae and sea weeds with appendages on its body and tentacles that gives them perfect camouflage.  They also takes on the colours of the algae/seaweed - brown, grey, white,green and purple. Abdopus aculeatus,Algae Octopus,Cebu,Geotagged,Malapascu,Octopus,Philippines,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Algae Octopus - Abdopus aculeatus

As its name imply, the Algae Octopus - Abdopus aculeatus mimics the sea algae and sea weeds with appendages on its body and tentacles that gives them perfect camouflage. They also takes on the colours of the algae/seaweed - brown, grey, white,green and purple.

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  1. That is absurdly cool!!! Posted one year ago
    1. Yes they are. Once you can locate the eyes, then you have a clearer picture what you are looking at :D Posted one year ago

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''Abdopus aculeatus'' is a small octopus species in the order Octopoda. ''A. aculeatus'' has the common name of algae octopus due to its typical resting camouflage, which resembles a gastropod shell overgrown with algae. It is small in size with a mantle around the size of a small orange and legs 25 cm in length, and is adept at mimicking its surroundings.

Aculeatus has been described as "the only land octopus", because it lives on beaches, walking from one tidal pool to the next as.. more

Similar species: Octopuses
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Jun 9, 2017. Captured Jan 4, 2013 17:56 in Unnamed Road, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines.
  • DSC-RX100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO1600
  • 17.8mm