- Dec 6, 2009
I received 2 small octopuses from “East Asia” and am wondering if anyone can be of help with ID. FWIW, the wholesaler also had Wunderpus photogenicus listed as being from East Asia as well. Both are smaller specimens but have a different look, albeit they were photographed either in the bag (or crawling out of it) or newly introduced into holding tanks. Both are small, abdomen at rest is about the size of the last digit on my pinky. Much bigger than the last O. joubini I had, stretched out perhaps 6” or longer from tip to tip, mantle does not look very large in comparison the the body. Suckers appear to be in rows. Both have cirri on their bodies although octopus 1 has far more than octopus 2, although this could easily have something to do with stress level as octopus 2 decided to climb out of the acclimation bag (trying to post the video of it crawling on my hand).