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Taking a Walk while wearing Skirt A male Paper Nautilus - Argonauta hians (tiny sized of less than 1 cm) hitching a ride on a tiny Jellyfish. Paper Nautilus have been know to &#039;ride&#039; on other animals like Jellyfish and other floating objects like sea grass and even rubbish.<br />
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When my dive guide pointed this to me, I had originally thought this to be an Octopus (which was not completely wrong since Nautilus belongs to the same Order of Octopoda) with the tentacles of the Jellyfish being tentacles of Octopus.  As they moves in the water, they were synchronise like one, it was hard to tell that they were actually 2 different animals! Anilao,Argonauta hians,Batangas,Nautilus,Paper Nautilus,Philippines,Winged Argonaut Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Taking a Walk while wearing Skirt

A male Paper Nautilus - Argonauta hians (tiny sized of less than 1 cm) hitching a ride on a tiny Jellyfish. Paper Nautilus have been know to 'ride' on other animals like Jellyfish and other floating objects like sea grass and even rubbish.

When my dive guide pointed this to me, I had originally thought this to be an Octopus (which was not completely wrong since Nautilus belongs to the same Order of Octopoda) with the tentacles of the Jellyfish being tentacles of Octopus. As they moves in the water, they were synchronise like one, it was hard to tell that they were actually 2 different animals!

    comments (2)

  1. Wow great find Albert.
    Love the title too... so you think you are Picasso now.
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Ha ha!
      Thanks, Mark for your kind words and appreciation :)
      It just strikes me the Jellyfish looks like the Tutu skirt of ballet dancer and the tentacles, the leggings :D
      Posted 3 years ago

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''Argonauta hians'', also known as the winged argonaut, muddy argonaut or brown paper nautilus, is a species of pelagic octopus. The common name comes from the grey to brown coloured shell. The Chinese name for this species translates as "Grey Sea-horse's Nest". The female of the species, like all argonauts, creates a paper-thin eggcase that coils around the octopus much like the way a nautilus lives in its shell . The eggcase is characterised by a wide keel that gives it a square appearance, few.. more

Similar species: Octopuses
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Aug 1, 2019. Captured Jul 30, 2019 21:52.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO3200
  • 18mm