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.
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.
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.
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.