• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Hakan Basar

  • Scientific Name: Hapalochlaena sp.

This Blue-Ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.) is similar to Hapalochlaena lunulata, but has much smaller blue rings on their body surface. They almost look more spot like. Other than Hapalochlaena lunulata, who can mostly be found around reef habitats, this Hapalochlaena sp. seem to prefer muck dive sites and sandy habitats. Like their relatives they are highly venomous, but not aggressive.