4 weeks ago, I got a scuba diving holidays in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. During the first dive of my last divng day, my dive guide found an octopus for me, after we finished that dive, my dive guide told me it's the first time he saw this kind of octopus, and he didn't know the name of it. When I was back to home, I've tried to find it from the internet, but I didn't find any information about it. I hope somebody's here can help me to indentify it.
I googled "Indonesian octopus" on the "Images" section and got pictures looking very like this one. It's an amazing creature called the "Mimic Octopus"
Of course, there might be dozens of very similar species for all I know, but this seems the most likely don't you think?
What a pretty creature! Very clever too, it seems.
Thank you for posting pics of such a fascinating creature! Here's some more information and a couple of youTube clips;
It says on the Wikipedia page that there is another species that can look like it but has a fixed pattern. It even gives a link to compare the two.
Thanks for your information. I'm not sure whether it's a new species or not, but I'm sure it's not the mimic octopus or the wunderpus, I also got some pictures of them from that trip. But still thanks for your information, because your information gave me the answer to what's the difference between mimic and wunderpus.