Despite its attractive blue-ringed features this tiny creature is one of the world’s most venomous marine animal. The Blue-Ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata), a small marine invertebrate, is mostly seen in tropical waters from northern Australia to Japan, including Romblon Island in the Philippines. It spends most of its time hiding between corals and rocks displaying camouflaging pattern, but the octopus can flash around 60 iridescent blue rings as a warning display. They are not aggressive and tend to avoid confrontation by flattening their body and blending into their surroundings.
We love macro and super macro photography and especially finding rare and special critters around
our island home. We do our best in identifying all critters on this website correctly; however, we
might make mistakes that can be present on this website.
Please keep in mind that this website is created for scuba divers, underwater photographers, and
everybody interested in marine animals. This website is created and organized from a diver’s and an
underwater photographer’s point of view. That’s why we primarily group animals together in a
meaningful way for divers and underwater photographers.
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