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Coconut octopus with its shell- Amphioctopus marginatus Rojos I, Lembeh.<br />
Here the same octopus as in previous pic but with the shell he was burying himself with :-) Amphioctopus marginatus,Coconut octopus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Coconut octopus with its shell- Amphioctopus marginatus

Rojos I, Lembeh.
Here the same octopus as in previous pic but with the shell he was burying himself with :-)

    comments (3)

  1. They must be fun to watch :-D Posted 2 years ago
    1. Yes, they first try to go away but then realize they left their shell behind so they go back to it and try to bury as much as possible with it inside the sand..is quite a scene! Posted 2 years ago
      1. Lol, they are adorable! Posted 2 years 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 Mar 3, 2019. Captured May 29, 2018 05:46.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm