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Octopus identification help! PLEASE

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If it's from the Caribbean, it could definately be a Vulgaris. It doesn't look like Briareus at all. Both species are commonly around the Caribbean though.
 
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:welcome: Goodwin9!

It looks like you have a very colorful octo! Does it give off a blue-green sheen when you shine light on it, have false eye spots, act nocturnal, or have dark brown lines down the front of the first three arm pairs?

Joey
 
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I have attached a few photos that I took of my octopus in hopes that I can get an identfication. I had someone tell me it was a bimac. Hard for me to tell, so experienced people please help out.

Thanks!
 

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Nancy

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I was examining the first pic displayed - your octo appears to have a false eyespot - does he really have one of these circles below each eye?

Have a look at the first photo in the Bimac Care Sheet.
http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/BimacCareSheet.php
Bimacs have false eyespots with unbroken chains, as shown.

Very few bimacs are on the market now, but they were very common more than a year ago because they were being tank bred.

Nancy
 
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Nancy;77935 said:
I was examining the first pic displayed - your octo appears to have a false eyespot - does he really have one of these circles below each eye?

Have a look at the first photo in the Bimac Care Sheet.
http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/BimacCareSheet.php
Bimacs have false eyespots with unbroken chains, as shown.

Very few bimacs are on the market now, but they were very common more than a year ago because they were being tank bred.

Nancy


Nancy

I took another look and couldn't see any spots, I looked through some of the other photos I had taken, and found this one on the opposit side from the first picture above. Would this be considered an eye? Certainly not as bright as in your picture, so what do you think?
 

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I don't think its Bimaculoides. It doesn't have the common coloration and eye-spot style a Bimaculoides has. It's very dark, textured and thick...and could be a different species. It just has to be a species native to the Caribbean.
 
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