Also called: day octopus
Scientific name: Species Octopus cyanea
The “day octopus” name comes from the fact that you can find them during the daytime rather than at night. The one in the photograph was one of a pair we came across in Lembeh, and was quite curious. It was easy to coax it out of it's hiding place, where it observed us critically. It's friend nearby was more reserved and would do nothing more than turn a darker shade of red when I put my light on it.
Scientific name: Species Abdopus
These guys are very difficult to photograph, since their coloring blends in so well with the sandy bottom where they live.
Scientific name: Amphioctopus marginatus
These little guys are definitely one of the highlights of diving around Lembeh. They can be found in the daytime and are quite curious, so they can sometimes be lured out of their hiding places, especially with the bribe of new shells.
Scientific name: Callistoctopus luteus
These spectacularlly colored octopus are only seen at night when they come out to hunt.
Scientific name: CThaumoctopus mimicus
This rare little long-armed octopus is one of many unique octopus only found in the Lembeh area.