The Species Sideshow
Posted by Richard Conniff on November 20, 2012
Coconut octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus, described in 1964 by Taki), from the western Pacific. The common name is said to come from its habit of using coconut shell halves as hiding places.
- Choose one: A riddle wrapped up in an enigma. Or: A hairy frog fish (Antennarius striatus, described in 1794 by British Museum naturalist George Shaw) from Indonesia (Photo: Gary Peart)