Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Antarctic Octopus (Paraledone Turqueti)

Antarctic Octopus (Paraledone Turqueti)

This animal is quite small and is usually an Antarctic Octopus (Paraledone Turqueti)inhabitant of deeper water. Its thin arms are used for capturing less robust prey, like small shrimps and other crustaceans.

Pareledone turqueti, also known as Turquet's Octopus, this creature lives in the icy depths around Antarctica, particularly the South Shetland Islands and South Georgia. It can live in shallow waters or go as deep as 13,000ft (4000m)...the temperatures of these waters range from 28 to 50°F (−2 to 10°C) Its body length is about 5 inches (15cm) and the legs extend to roughly the same.

Almost nothing is known about this species including diet but it is assumed to feed on crustaceans such as shrimp, krill and crabs like its cousins. It is part of an ecosystem that is experiencing some turmoil due to the recent breakup of ice in the polar regions. We can expect quite a few new species to be discovered in this untouched part of the world.

Other Pictures of Antarctic Octopus.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Underwater Creatures Pictures

Pictures below are only some of the creatures under the water.

Antarctic Octopus

The Antarctic octopus (Paraledone turqueti)
is just one of the fascinating creatures found on the Arctic seabed.

Lionfish or Turkey FishLionfish or Turkey Fish

Lionfish or Turkey Fish – a venomous marine fish in the genera Pterois.
They are notable for their extremely long and separated spines, and have a generally
striped appearance, red, brown, orange, yellow, black, maroon, or white.

Picasso Triggerfish
Picasso Triggerfish

A famous fish called Picasso Triggerfish.
You can see more of this fish at the Picasso Reef,
an underwater mountain, is located around 200 meters
from the sea shore of Taba heights.


A pair of stingrays glides just below the surface
in the waters of French Polynesia's Tuamotu archipelago.

Orange Cup Coral Reefs

Appearing as flowers of the sea, the tentacles of an orange cup coral
reach out in the waters of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia.
Known for their brilliant colors, these corals inhabit the shallow areas of coral reefs.

Freshwater Shrimps

New species of freshwater shrimp discovered
in the ancient malili lake system of Sulawesi, Malaysia.

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