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Octopus in Beer Bottle This was a juvenile Coconut/Veined Octopus - Amphioctopus marginatus using a Beer bottle as its &#039;home&#039;.<br />
In the picture, is was peeking out from the beer bottle. Amphioctopus marginatus,Anilao,Batangas,Coconut octopus,Geotagged,Octopus,Philippines,Veined Octopus,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Octopus in Beer Bottle

This was a juvenile Coconut/Veined Octopus - Amphioctopus marginatus using a Beer bottle as its 'home'.
In the picture, is was peeking out from the beer bottle.

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  1. So funny with the other photo of this species it being in a coffee cup :) Posted one year ago
    1. Yes, this Octopus is a lot of fun to observes, especially on a night dive.
      We have been very fortunate as there is a dive site where we can see them very reliably and quite often, in a single dive, we may see more than 10 of them. I have been fortunate to observe them with their antics, using various stuff to protect themselves, hunting and catching shrimps/crabs and also those carrying eggs including 'giving birth' releasing their babies.
      Posted one year 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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Uploaded Jun 9, 2017. Captured Jan 11, 2013 19:26 in Mabini Circumferential Rd, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines.
  • DSC-RX100
  • f/3.5
  • 1/80s
  • ISO200
  • 22.74mm