COCONUT OCTOPUS OR VEINED OCTOPUS

Amphioctopus marginatus
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Found in shallow water in areas of sand, mud and rubble. It is active during the night. During the day it seeks shelter either by burrowing into the soft substrate or most commonly hiding inside empty bivalve sea shells, coconut shells or inside discharged glasses or tins. It typically has a dark colour pattern when exposed, contrasting with its snow-white suckers.
Frequency of sightings:
COMMON
Best time of year:
YEAR-ROUND
Remarks:
5-25 m depth.
Divesites seen at:
Air Prang, Hairball 1, Hairball 2, Hairball 3, Heynus, Jahir, Jahir 2, Madidir, Magic Crack, Pantai Kecil, Pantai Parigi, Police Pier, Police Pier 2, Retak Larry (Larrys Crack), TK 1, TK2, TK3
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Invertebrate
Mollusks
Cephalopod
Octopus
- Algae Octopus
- Blue-ringed octopus
- Coconut octopus or Veined octopus
- Hairy octopus
- Longarm Octopus
- Mimic octopus
- Mototi octopus
- Reef Octopus or Day octopus
- Starry night octopus
- Wunderpus octopus

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