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1 Gloomy Octopus at Merimbula, NSW

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Octopus tetricus at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018
Octopus tetricus at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018
Octopus tetricus at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018
Octopus tetricus at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018

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These were splendid octopi, large and active. Several were sharing rock gully's in pairs

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Jennyncmg wrote:
   31 Dec 2018
Great photos
libbyh wrote:
   31 Dec 2018
Thanks Jenny, they were out in force today and seemed very active and unafraid.

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(Colpomenia sp.) at Merimbula, NSW - 25 Dec 2017 by LizAllen Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Dec 2017 by LizAllen Egretta sacra (Eastern Reef Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo Haematopus fuliginosus (Sooty Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo Haematopus fuliginosus (Sooty Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Sep 2017 by Leo Egretta sacra (Eastern Reef Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2017 by Leo Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by LizAllen Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by libbyh Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Mar 2017 by LizAllen Meuschenia freycineti (Sixspine Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 10 Mar 2017 by LizAllen Chrysophrys auratus (Snapper) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2017 by LizAllen Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Threebar Porcupinefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 28 Feb 2017 by LizAllen Labroides dimidiatus (Common Cleanerfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2017 by LizAllen Meuschenia freycineti (Sixspine Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2017 by LizAllen Girella tricuspidata (Luderick) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Feb 2017 by LizAllen Myxus elongatus (Sand Mullet) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2017 by LizAllen Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by MichaelMcMaster ASILIDAE (family) (Robber fly) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by LizAllen Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by LizAllen Girella elevata (Rock Blackfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by LizAllen Sillago ciliata (Sand Whiting) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2016 by LizAllen Pomacentrus coelestis (Neon Damsel) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2016 by libbyh Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill Turtle) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2015 by ALCW_BDRS Upeneichthys lineatus (Bluestriped Goatfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 13 Mar 2015 by libbyh Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS Acanthurus dussumieri (Pencil Surgeonfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS Girella zebra (Zebrafish) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Feb 2015 by ALCW_BDRS Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2015 by ALCW_BDRS Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jul 2014 by ALCW_BDRS Hormosira banksii (Neptune's Necklace) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Apr 2012 by LizAllen Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Jan 2012 by LizAllen
Trachurus novaezelandiae (Yellowtail Scad) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Tetractenos glaber (Smooth Toadfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Umbraculum umbraculum (Atlantic Umbrella Slug) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Girella zebra (Zebrafish) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Girella elevata (Rock Blackfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Umbraculum umbraculum (Atlantic Umbrella Slug) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Girella zebra (Zebrafish) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Trygonoptera testacea (Common Stingaree) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Jan 2020 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Jan 2020 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Dec 2019 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 May 2019 by LizAllen
Scutus antipodes (Elephant Snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 May 2019 by LizAllen
Parablennius intermedius (Horned Blenny) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 May 2019 by LizAllen
Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 May 2019 by LizAllen
Corynactis australis (Jewel anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 26 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Feb 2019 by Raymond1
Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Feb 2019 by LizAllen
Aulactinia veratra (Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia parvula (Pygmy Sea Hare, Black-lined Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia parvula (Pygmy Sea Hare, Black-lined Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus nigripes (Magpie Perch) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Pictilabrus laticlavius (Senator Wrasse) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Scutus antipodes (Elephant Snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Bankivia fasciata (Banded Or Silver Kelp) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus spectabilis (Banded morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Dec 2018 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 May 2018 by LizAllen
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 May 2018 by Leo
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Indo-Pacific Sergeant) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 May 2018 by LizAllen
Tethya sp. (Golf ball sponge) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 May 2018 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2018 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Feb 2018 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Threebar Porcupinefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
Dictyota sp. at Merimbula, NSW - 25 Dec 2017 by LizAllen
Colpomenia sp. (Colpomenia sp.) at Merimbula, NSW - 25 Dec 2017 by LizAllen
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Dec 2017 by LizAllen
Egretta sacra (Eastern Reef Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo
Haematopus fuliginosus (Sooty Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo
Haematopus fuliginosus (Sooty Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Sep 2017 by Leo
Egretta sacra (Eastern Reef Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jun 2017 by Leo
Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by libbyh
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Meuschenia freycineti (Sixspine Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 10 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Chrysophrys auratus (Snapper) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Threebar Porcupinefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 28 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Labroides dimidiatus (Common Cleanerfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Meuschenia freycineti (Sixspine Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Girella tricuspidata (Luderick) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Myxus elongatus (Sand Mullet) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by MichaelMcMaster
ASILIDAE (family) (Robber fly) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Girella elevata (Rock Blackfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Sillago ciliata (Sand Whiting) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2016 by LizAllen
Pomacentrus coelestis (Neon Damsel) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2016 by libbyh
Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill Turtle) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Upeneichthys lineatus (Bluestriped Goatfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 13 Mar 2015 by libbyh
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Acanthurus dussumieri (Pencil Surgeonfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Girella zebra (Zebrafish) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Feb 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jul 2014 by ALCW_BDRS
Hormosira banksii (Neptune's Necklace) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Apr 2012 by LizAllen
Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Jan 2012 by LizAllen

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • less than 1m Depth of sighting
  • 29 Dec 2018 Recorded on
  • libbyh Recorded by

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