Atlantic Octopus

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I found an lfs near me that sells octopuses, but im not exactly sure what type it is. When i asked, the guy said "it's just a normal Atlantic Octopus." I haven't actually been able to see it in person but he says it's about 3 inches at the moment. I'll include a picture they have on their website, maybe you can help me id it.
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yea i was pretty surprised at how little they know about their own livestock, if yours is from the keys theres a chance its a briareus since those are very common down there..
 
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bobby a.;103289 said:
hahah thats really funny... i wonder who told them that it wat a normal atlantic octopus... just because that is the same answer i got about mine. first they said he was a common atlantic pygmy octopus... i told them how big he is and that he comes out when the lights are on and then they said "well its just a regular atlantic octopus" hahaha
and im still trying to figure out what mine is.... the only thing they could tell me is that he came from the florida keys.

Then it's a common Atlantic Pygmy Octopus Mercatoris. Or maybe a Common Atlantic Octopus Briareus? Or maybe.... geez. I would bet on one of those two though since it's from the Keys.

You should take a few pictures of various octopus species that are frequently found in the Atlantic Ocean and ask them to identify which "Common Atlantic Octopus" it is. Maybe it would jolt some inspiration for them to learn more about the creatures they're dealing.
 
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well i have actually posted three pictures of mine in the next thread down... if anyone here hasnt already looked at them please go look and see if you can help...
 
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