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Whow Quite an episode . I know what I would have said :-) :-) Hands Off
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It didnt want to take no for an answer WLR, it really wanted that plaice.
Ive added 2 more images, I'm thinking now that this is actually Curled Octopus (Eledone cirrhosa) owing to the presence of single rows of suckers on the arms, the double rows on vulgaris are easily seen here and are quite different:
I think the likely ID might be dubious here. The 2nd ID seems to be the right one, how are you on Octopus?
The only O'pus I have seen is on film! But I am an avid student - I'll come to it soon.
http://www.faoadriamed.org/html/Species/EledoneCirrhosa.html (which I am already inclined to accept)
Do people bother to look things up, or check the pictures?. There's a clear distinction between the 2 species, the common octopus having 2 rows of suckers & the curled a single row (but staggered). the 1st 3 pictures show how difficult it is to get a view of the suckers, but th 4th clearly shows the single rows (as Cathal says) (Ah, maybe the last was added later). [later:-] But however Cathal added pictures 26feb, gave the new ID same day, as well as a clear reason, so have the 4 agreers gone on a world cruise?? Why no response?
Yep, I do. But we have to be fair, the agreers to the first ID perhaps did not have the luxury of the second.
"There is only one row of suckers on each arm" (faoadriamed) in the picture which, as you say, may have been added later but I suspect not!
When I first revisited this post, I had a feeling that 4th photo, the all important one, was added at the same time as the revised ID. I'm not 100% sure on that but I think thats what I did.
Looking at the comment rail on this post we can see that as soon as Cathal realised that the first suggestion, Octopus vulgaris, was wrong it was changed it to Eledone cirrhosa.
Some agreed the original mistake; others agreed the correct revised id. I don't think we have any evidence (in iSpot evidence counts) the people who agreed the first, erroneous, id are 'not bothered' or on a cruise. All we know is that people come and go on iSpot; when/if they return, and check their 'Changes' they can reassess.
The balance between the IDs depends on the algorithm used; we can only wait until the balance is tipped in favour of the correct ID. That's life,
25th September 09:40
17 stars for Common (Likely ID)
16 for Curled
The shift is coming Derek!
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