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

Join

Blanket Octopus -  Tremoctopus violaceus Not definitely sure of the ID but several sightings of Blanket Octopus during Black Water Dives in Anilao have identified them to be Common Blanket Octopus Tremoctopus violaceus.  The picture shows a juvenile female, body size around 1.5 cm, tentacles are much longer.  The degree of sexual dimorphism in Blanket Octopus is very high, with females growing up to two meters in length, whereas males, grow to about 2.4 cm. This one seen last night has a body size of around 1.5 cm.<br />
<br />
There have been several sightings of huge size (1-2 meters) female Blanket Octopus in Anilao and they are super impressive.  Check out this video footage of a female from Romblon Island, Philippines :<br />
<br />
<section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MJS2oYvi9CI?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section><br />
<br />
Hope to see one like this in the near future. Anilao,Batangas,Common Blanket Octopus,Octopus,Philippines,Tremoctopus violaceus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Blanket Octopus - Tremoctopus violaceus

Not definitely sure of the ID but several sightings of Blanket Octopus during Black Water Dives in Anilao have identified them to be Common Blanket Octopus Tremoctopus violaceus. The picture shows a juvenile female, body size around 1.5 cm, tentacles are much longer. The degree of sexual dimorphism in Blanket Octopus is very high, with females growing up to two meters in length, whereas males, grow to about 2.4 cm. This one seen last night has a body size of around 1.5 cm.

There have been several sightings of huge size (1-2 meters) female Blanket Octopus in Anilao and they are super impressive. Check out this video footage of a female from Romblon Island, Philippines :



Hope to see one like this in the near future.

    comments (7)

  1. So cool! Posted 6 days ago
    1. Yes, it is.
      Hope to see the big female in the future.
      Posted 5 days ago
      1. I hope so too! Posted 5 days ago
        1. Thanks, Christine :)
          If I get to see the big female showing her beauty in full glory, I will be sure to share it at JD :D
          Posted 5 days ago
  2. Incredible species as well as photo and video!

    "Individual weights of males and females differ by a factor of about 10,000."

    That is...wow! Any explanation for it?
    Posted 6 days ago
    1. There's so many things we don't know about animals, more so marine life.
      The best we could do is to enjoy the encounters and their beauty :)
      Posted 5 days ago
      1. Words to live by :) Posted 5 days ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

The common blanket octopus or violet blanket octopus is a large octopus of the family Tremoctopodidae found worldwide in the epipelagic zone of warm seas. The degree of sexual dimorphism in this species is very high, with females growing to two meters in length, whereas males, the first live specimen of which was seen off the Great Barrier Reef in 2002, grow to about 2.4 cm. Individual weights of males and females differ by a factor of about 10,000.

Males and small females of less than.. more

Similar species: Octopuses
Species identified by Albert Kang
View Albert Kang's profile

By Albert Kang

All rights reserved
Uploaded Jun 10, 2019. Captured May 25, 2019 22:14.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO3200
  • 18mm