The whip-tailed tree octopus. According to Yamada: “It is the largest species of tree octopus indigenous to Snake Island. This specimen is a 49-inch adult female. [The] tree octopus is an extremely rare terrestrial octopus with modified gills (similar to the lungfish and frog) and thick, dry skin for terrestrial life [in] wetland and rainforest. Unlike the common eight-legged sea dwelling octopus, all the tree octopus[es] have ten legs (just like the common squid and cuttlefish).

The whip-tailed tree octopus. According to Yamada: “It is the largest species of tree octopus indigenous to Snake Island. This specimen is a 49-inch adult female. [The] tree octopus is an extremely rare terrestrial octopus with modified gills (similar to the lungfish and frog) and thick, dry skin for terrestrial life [in] wetland and rainforest. Unlike the common eight-legged sea dwelling octopus, all the tree octopus[es] have ten legs (just like the common squid and cuttlefish).

Cuddle Fish have amazing skin layers that have virtually every color pigment and that are controlled by muscles in the skin, 100x more glorious than chameleons.

Cuddle Fish have amazing skin layers that have virtually every color pigment and that are controlled by muscles in the skin, 100x more glorious than chameleons.

MarineBio Newsletter 6 :: Marine Biology, Sea creatures, Marine life, Ocean biology... Research, News and more... MarineBio.org

MarineBio Newsletter 6 :: Marine Biology, Sea creatures, Marine life, Ocean biology... Research, News and more... MarineBio.org

Flamboyant cuttlefish... the reason for my recent obsession with cuttlefish is because of mt science class where we are watching a documentary on them! ❤

Flamboyant cuttlefish... the reason for my recent obsession with cuttlefish is because of mt science class where we are watching a documentary on them! ❤

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