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Author Topic: Blue-ringed Octopus (Kaiyodo - CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals)  (Read 2691 times)

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Walk-around of the Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals "Blue-ringed" Octopus, which is more precisely representing the closely related Blue-lined Octopus, Hapalochlaena fasciata (Hoyle, 1886). Like all figures from this set the material of this one is a very soft vinyl, quite different from the usual ABS plastic used for most gashapon-style figures. Mantle length is approx. 36.5 mm and arm length approx. 60 mm if fully stretched out, so the scale is between approx. 1:1 to 1:1.5. The blue-ringed octopi in the genus Hapalochlaena are smallish, intertidal and sublittoral species which are famous for their potential venom (which contains tetrodoxin) for which no antivenom exists. They are also quite docile and humans only got bitten on very rare occasions but some fatalities are known. When not agitated the blue rings or lines are usually invisible. The species has not yet been assessed by IUCN ("Not Evaluated" = NE).










Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.
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A beauty!! Congratulations :)

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its very nice, and despite its relative fame one of only a handful of figures for this species that come to mind :)

I really do hope this softer material becomes a trend, I prefer it
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Really beautiful figure  ^-^.
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Photos of "Blue-ringed" Octopus are back. :)