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Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) - color changes part I Air Bajo 2, Lembeh.<br />
This and next pic are to show its color changing upon seeing us.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68445/coconut_octopus_amphioctopus_marginatus_-_color_changes_part_ii.html" title="Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) - color changes part II"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2298/68445_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1596672010&Signature=uQf9HKSWLafhBRW8QNXtrh1l5Lw%3D" width="200" height="170" alt="Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) - color changes part II Air Bajo, Lembeh.<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68446/coconut_octopus_amphioctopus_marginatus_-_changing_colors_part_iii.html" title="Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) - changing colors part III"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2298/68446_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1596672010&Signature=YtyzId%2B459Rd61rulWqdmOjj3LM%3D" width="200" height="156" alt="Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) - changing colors part III Air Bajo, Lembeh. By now the octopus is thinking already of moving on :-) Amphioctopus marginatus,Coconut octopus,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring" /></a></figure> Amphioctopus marginatus,Coconut octopus,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) - color changes part I

Air Bajo 2, Lembeh.
This and next pic are to show its color changing upon seeing us.

Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) - color changes part II Air Bajo, Lembeh.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68444/coconut_octopus_amphioctopus_marginatus_-_color_changes_part_i.html Amphioctopus marginatus,Coconut octopus,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring


Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) - changing colors part III Air Bajo, Lembeh. By now the octopus is thinking already of moving on :-) Amphioctopus marginatus,Coconut octopus,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring

    comments (2)

  1. What a beautiful creature. And a great photoThanks for sharing, Posted one year ago
    1. My pleasure! Thanks for the appreciation :-) 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 Patomarazul
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Uploaded Oct 30, 2018. Captured May 24, 2018 03:08 in Unnamed Road, Kareko, Lembeh Utara, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 18mm