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Lilliput longarm octopus -Macrotritopus defilippi (ID Tentative) Rojos, 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 Promoted

Lilliput longarm octopus -Macrotritopus defilippi (ID Tentative)

Rojos, 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 (6)

  1. Holy ****, that's amazing! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Yes, they are amazing and they also mimic flounders when they move on top of the sand! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Totally cool! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Glad you like it :-) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Well I'm glad it isn't in brown sand. Fabulous creature and photo. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Mark! I am sure the octopus would still change color to mimic the sand if it was brown :-D 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 Jan 5, 2019. Captured May 28, 2018 05:54 in Unnamed Road, Kareko, Lembeh Utara, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm