• Featured: Amphioctopus marginatus (common name: Coconut Octopus 🐙 🥥.)
• Just one of around 16 species of its genus.
• Found in bays and lagoons of the western Pacific Ocean, they often bury their bodies beneath the sand, with only their eyes showing 👀.
• These octopuses are most renowned for their displays of highly unusual behavior (pictured in 2nd slide.) First of these: their usage of seashells (and, appropriately, coconut shells) as not only a means of shelter, but as tools for breaking apart crab & clam shells as well 🐚.
Further odd behavior, albeit far more occasional: bipedal walking. (Which I’m sure is a sight to see, considering cephalopods falling under the genus Amphioctopus have tentacles 2-3x the size of their mantle length 😂.) Anyhoo, these creatures are so captivating, I was drawn to create my digital impression of them. 🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙. ~
(**Octopi vs. Octopuses debate*** = doesn’t exist!! It can correctly go either way, and any written work published in the latest years use OCTOPUSES*** So save your inaccurate grammatical corrections for someone who needs them 😁.).
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