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Indonesian Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus)
The Indo-Malayan mimic octopus takes intelligence to a new level. In this picture it is showing its normal brown-and-white colouring. But it can impersonate the physical likeness and movement of dangerous or poisonous animals, such as lionfish, sole and sea snakes. It decides which dangerous sea creature to imitate depending on the predator it's confronted with. Michael swam with this one for an hour, watching as it changed shape.
Amazing octopus! Would your rock neon colored tentacles?
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Mimic octopus, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
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Mimic Octopus going into defensive mode mimicking a lion fish. This photo was a Scuba Diving Magazine Cover in 201.
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Mimic octopus from above showing its body and eyes. This octopus can mimic 15 other sea creatures as a defensive mechanism.
Octopi are so beautiful. When I'm rich someday, I'll have one as a pet in a huge saltwater aquarium.
A mass of spotted jellyfish