Hairy octopus in Lembeh Strait
Hairy octopus (octopus sp.) in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The Hairy Octopus is a very rare critter in the Lembeh Strait. Perfectly camouflaged, it is really hard to spot in the muck. To this day it is an undescribed species. Its hairs are actually part of its skin and the animal is capable of changing colour even there with its chromatophores (pigment-containing and light-reflecting organelles in cells).
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