Blue-Lined Octopus | Hapalochlaena fasciata

"This species is highly toxic. The venom is produced by bacteria housed in the salivary glands of the octopus, and injected into the prey through a bite from its small parrot-like beak. It is responsible for at least one human death, where voluntary muscles are paralysed – so while the heart continues to beat, death is caused by breathing failure."  -

(by lndr)

Blue-Lined Octopus | Hapalochlaena fasciata

"This species is highly toxic. The venom is produced by bacteria housed in the salivary glands of the octopus, and injected into the prey through a bite from its small parrot-like beak. It is responsible for at least one human death, where voluntary muscles are paralysed – so while the heart continues to beat, death is caused by breathing failure."  -

(by lndr)




Blue Lined OctopusHapalochlaena fasciata

"The octopus starts its life with the size of a pea and when fully grown, it reaches the size of a golf ball. These have powerful toxins contained in its saliva, which is fatal. When threatened, 50 to 60 blue rings on its body appear brighter, making its presence known to predators."    .

(by Rowland Cain)



Blue-lined Goatfish | Upeneichthys lineatus
(by richard ling)

Blue-lined Goatfish | Upeneichthys lineatus

(by richard ling)



Blue-lined Sabertooth Blenny | Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos
(by Vincent Chalias)

Blue-lined Sabertooth Blenny | Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos

(by Vincent Chalias)



Pink-lined Wrasse (by richard ling)

Pink-lined Wrasse (by richard ling)