Coconut Octopus - [Amphioctopus marginatus]
What's the Point or Punta, Dauin, Dumaguete, Philippines
This octopus is know because of its portable housse. They like to use half coconut shells for thier home and can be seen walking around with it. I have seen these critters with a large half clam shell beneath them and an old porcelain electrical socket for on top. They eat crabs, shrimps and clams. The one pictured here is in a Sprite bottle. He was very friendly. He was hidden inside and when I peered closer at him, he started to come out. I must have watched him for a half an hour. About 4 months later I found him at around the same depth in the same bottle!
Size: 8 cm (~3 inches) long with arms up to 15 cm (~6 inches)
Print Sizes available from 4x6 up to 40x60. Included with sizes 12x18 and larger, you get a float mount hanging system.
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