JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

longarm Octopus (Macrotritopus defilippi), trawled from between 800 and 600 meters depth, Gulf of Mexico, July 2018.  Part of the DEEPEND project.  Deep Sea,Life in the dark,Macrotritopus defilippi Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

longarm Octopus (Macrotritopus defilippi), trawled from between 800 and 600 meters depth, Gulf of Mexico, July 2018. Part of the DEEPEND project.

- No description given -

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''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 Ferdy Christant
View Anotheca's profile

By Anotheca

All rights reserved
Uploaded Aug 18, 2018. Captured Jan 1, 2011 00:10.
  • SLT-A77V
  • f/18.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO80
  • 100mm