The wonderpus (wunderpus) octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) is a species of octopus in the monotypic genus Wunderpus. It is found in the shallow waters of the Indo-Malayan archipelago. W. photogenicus is a long-armed species characterised by "small eyes on elongate stalks, a long, conical papilla over each eye and a dramatic and fixed colour pattern of white bars and spots over a brown-red background".
--White “V” not evident on posterior mantle.
--No dark area below eyes when viewed from the side
--No bright white line along suckers
--One or two patches of red pulse between the eyes
--Eyes are on long stalks.
--Border between pale and dark brown areas on the T. mimicus is subjective. The dark areas are mottled, making it difficult to identify where they begin and pale areas end, especially on the side of the mantle. Pale areas connect, while many brown areas can be dark “islands” of colour.
--Bright white “V” on the posterior mantle.
--Dark area below eye when viewed from the side.
--Bright white line along base of suckers.
--Shades of maroon are sometimes visible under the eyes of T. mimicus however they are under rather than between the eyes and they do not move.
--Eyes are on short stalks.
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