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Can you see me? An Algae Octopus - Abdopus aculeatus resting on the sea bottom, very well camouflage among the sandy/rocky bottom that was covered in dust particles (due to big waves during recent typhoon).<br />
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This is another picture of the same Octopus to see it more clearly :<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65126/on_the_move.html" title="On the move"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2994/65126_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1634774410&Signature=J1%2Bgmbum448Smeehdf6fd5GbYbk%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="On the move This Aglae Octopus - Abdopus aculeatus was on the move, allowing it to be seen more clearly.<br />
Its body and tentacles are covered in &#039;fillaments&#039; give it an appearance similar to algae, hence the name. Abdopus aculeatus,Algae Octopus,Anilao,Batangas,Octopus,Philippines" /></a></figure> Abdopus aculeatus,Algae Octopus,Anilao,Batangas,Octopus,Philippines Click/tap to enlarge

Can you see me?

An Algae Octopus - Abdopus aculeatus resting on the sea bottom, very well camouflage among the sandy/rocky bottom that was covered in dust particles (due to big waves during recent typhoon).

This is another picture of the same Octopus to see it more clearly :

On the move This Aglae Octopus - Abdopus aculeatus was on the move, allowing it to be seen more clearly.<br />
Its body and tentacles are covered in 'fillaments' give it an appearance similar to algae, hence the name. Abdopus aculeatus,Algae Octopus,Anilao,Batangas,Octopus,Philippines

    comments (2)

  1. Amazing creature! Also incredible that you saw it considering its camouflage and small size! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks. Christine :)
      I was diving with my favourite macro-spotter during this dive and he was the one who found it :D
      Posted 3 years 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 Aug 17, 2018. Captured Aug 13, 2018 09:52.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO640
  • 18mm