Giant Pacific Octopus (Safari Ltd. - Incredible Creatures)

Started by brontodocus, December 28, 2012, 07:08:46 PM

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Walk-around of the Incredible Creatures Giant Pacific Octopus Enteroctopus dofleini (W├╝lker, 1910). It's hard to measure its dimensions but traced with a flexible ruler the total length would be approx. 241 mm with a maximum diameter between opposite arms of 356 mm, and a mantle length of 75 mm. Since cephalopod arms are highly contractile I relied on mantle length alone when calculating the scale which should not be more than 1:8 given a maximum recorded mantle length of 0.6 m - these giant octopi are impressively large but their size (like that of giant squid) has often been overestimated. The sculpt is very nice and detailed and the colour matches that of E. dofleini well. However, it was mistakenly sculpted with a siphon or ("hyponome") on either side of the body, in reality there should be only a single sipho.

Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.


Amazing figure. I think that this figure will be able to  figure of MBA that giant squid or blue shark.
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