Cuteness overload!!!!

Baby octopus (actually an adult bottletail squid (Sepiadarium kochii) - Taxonomy fail!) picked up on a night dive.

 

About a centimeter in size.

 

Check out the chromatophores and iridophores.

 

Also, here is a video by Roy Caldwell of this animal burying itself in sand.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=En7nlyy52QE

  • a.watt89 4y

    thats awesome!
  • timothj 4y

    looks like a cuttlefish to me
  • VeggieSandwiches 4y

    Super cute. Yea I believe that's a cuttlefish!
  • Deryk Tolman 4y

    Great shot. It's a bobtail squid (which are actually more closely related to cuttlefish than to squid). It's probably fully grown, too.
  • Michael Bok 4y

    Thanks for the ID, sorry for the taxonomy fail.
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