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Lilliput longarm octopus -Macrotritopus defilippi (ID Tentative) Kareko Batu, Lembeh.<br />
ID tentative. It mus be a very similar species to Macrotritopus defilippi, if not the same. However the distribution is different, reason why I say is tentative.  Geotagged,Indonesia,Lilliput longarm octopus,Macrotritopus defilippi,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Lilliput longarm octopus -Macrotritopus defilippi (ID Tentative)

Kareko Batu, Lembeh.
ID tentative. It mus be a very similar species to Macrotritopus defilippi, if not the same. However the distribution is different, reason why I say is tentative.

    comments (9)

  1. I've seen countless of examples of camouflage in action in all these years...


    ...but this one surely is one of the most impressive!
    Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
    1. I have more to add to that list :-) Posted 2 years ago
  2. Incredible camo! Posted 2 years ago
    1. We could only see them when they were moving :-) Posted 2 years ago
      1. So cool. The diversity in the ocean is beyond mind-blowing. Posted 2 years ago
        1. That is why I love so much scuba! :-) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Fantastic M&M !! Even that single eye looks like a stone. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Posted 2 years ago
    2. Haha! many times the octopuses also went burrowing in the sand and the only thing you could see was their eyes! Posted 2 years ago

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''Macrotritopus defilippi'', commonly known as the Lilliput longarm octopus or the Atlantic longarm octopus, is a small species of octopus, a marine cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda.

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. Its typical habitat is shallow sandy areas. Its yellowish-brown colouration enables it to blend into its surroundings making it well-camouflaged when stationary. In the Caribbean it has been found that when it moves.. more

Similar species: Octopuses
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 4, 2018. Captured May 14, 2018 03:01 in Unnamed Road, Batukota, Lembeh Utara, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/5.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO250
  • 11.01mm