This is either a fairly common octopus in a juvenile stage…or an extremely rare mimic octopus normally found in areas like Indonesia.
Any experts out there can tell me?
Depth was around 5m on a sandy bottom. Size pictured here was about 10cm but this was as close as I could get as it immediately withdrew when I tried.
I reckon I have found a sweet little spot for macro photography on the House Reef. Now all I need is a $200 macro lense!
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