Hapalochiaena spp.     Blue-Ringed Octopus     Polpo dagli anelli blu

Hapalochiaena spp.     Blue-Ringed Octopus

Class: Cephalopoda      Order: Octopoda      Family: Octopodidae    Genus: Hapalochlaena      Size: arms to 10 cm

There are at least ten species of the blue-ringed octopuses. This species are know for its deadly poison and pattern of iridescent blue rings that can be muted or pulse brightly as a warning of their toxicity.      

Indo-West Pacific from Indonesia and Philippines to N.E Australia and Solomon Island.

Blue-Ringed Octopus  Hapalochlaena    polpo dagli anelli blu
Blue-Ringed Octopus  Hapalochlaena    Polpo dagli anelli blu
Thaumoctopus mimicus      Mimic Octopus.     Polpo mimetico

Thaumoctopus mimicus      Mimic Octopus

Class: Cephalopoda      Order: Octopoda      Family: Octopodidae      Genus: Thaumoctopus    Size: arms to 30 cm

Famous for their ability to mimic the shapes and behaviors of other animals that share their environment. Long arms with a two-tone pattern of white banding on dark brown background. Frequently encountered whit only head protruding from sand. 

West Pacific from Indonesia and Philippines to New Guinea and New Caledonia.

Mimic Octopus   Thaumoctopus mimicus.     Polpo mimetico
Mimic Octopus   Thaumoctopus mimicus.     Polpo mimetico
Wunderpus photogenicus     Wunderpus.     Polpo

Wunderpus photogenicus     Wunderpus

Octopoda     Octopodidae.     Size: arms to 20 cm

Long arms with a two-tone pattern of whitish bands on reddish brown background. Tend to be shy and typically disappear into small sand burrows made by other animals when approached. 

Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea and Solomon Islands. 

Wunderpus    Wunderpus photogenicus.   Polpo
Wunderpus    Wunderpus photogenicus.     Polpo
Amphioctopus marginatus    Coconut Octopus

Amphioctopus marginatus    Coconut Octopus

Octopoda      Octopodidae      Size: arms to 15 cm

The Amphioctopus marginatus is an octopus species that is more commonly known as the ‘coconut octopus’ or the ‘veined octopus’. Adult generally protect their bodies inside bivalve shells when buried, or when available, take refuge inside harvested halves of coconut shells. 

Australia, South Africa, Southern Japan, New Guinea and Indonesia.

Amphioctopus marginatus    Coconut Octopus

Amphioctopus marginatus

Coconut Octopus    Amphioctopus marginatus
Coconut Octopus    Amphioctopus marginatus

Paolo Cudicini

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