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Dead Octopus found on beach.

Observed: 8th April 2010 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
Octopii,  8th April 10 019
Octopii, 8th April 10 027
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Hadnt even noticed I'd done

Hadnt even noticed I'd done that Douglas, thankyou.

Cathal.

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Have added in a pic of the 5

Have added in a pic of the 5 dead octopus gathered in Spring 2010 following a storm. Single rows of suckers are apparent on all 5 animals and I think they are all Eledone cirrhosa, the Curled Octopus.

Cathal.

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Definitely Curled octopus. If

Definitely Curled octopus. If you input Octopodidae into NBN gateway,(database of uk species) check "Taxonomic etc", check "+ lower taxa" it lists just 4 species, the above & Bathypolypus a. &Benthoctopus ergasticus (whatever they are, & Benth etc has been renamed a Bathypolypus, & I fd a text with a 2002 def'n of Bathypolypus icnldg "biserial suckers" (+ a picture made it clear)

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I will have to get familiar

I will have to get familiar with all 4 species Chris, at this stage I only seem to be encountering the curled octopus in my area. The common octopus I only recently discovered isnt recorded this far north but well recorded in the southern seas around Britain and Ireland. I had no idea.

I'll have to check the recorded distributions of these other 2 species,
Thanks,

Cathal.

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Well, new to me also,& from

Well, new to me also,& from the names probably deep sea, you might need a diving bell to see them.