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The amazing mimic octopus

Mimic octopus as a flounder.

Dumbo Octopus

Grimpoteuthis, also called Dumbo Octopus, is a genus of pelagic umbrella octopus that live in the deep sea. Prominent ear-like fins protrude from the mantle just above their lateral eyes.

"I have always loved octopuses. No sci-fi alien is so startlingly strange. Here is someone who, even if she grows to one hundred pounds and stretches more than eight feet long, could still squeeze her boneless body through an opening the size of an orange; an animal whose 8 arms are covered with thousands of suckers that taste as well as feel; a mollusk with a beak like a parrot and venom like a snake and a tongue covered with teeth; a creature who can shape-shift, change color, squirt…

"Deep Intellect: Inside the Mind of the Octopus" (article) (via Orion) (November/December The author visits an octopus to explore the evidence that octopi have intelligence, emotions, and individual personalities.

lsleofskye:  Mid Air Mid octopus


Mid Air Mid octopus An octopus in the lagoon ! Octopus is the largest genus of octopuses, comprising more than 100 species. These species are widespread throughout the world’s oceans. Many species.

Octopus vulgaris | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Raimundo Fernandez

Octopuses have 2 eyes and 4 pairs of arms and are bilaterally symmetric.

Wow, do you know about the Mimic Octopus? Be really scary  when this thing learns how to walk on land.

One species, called the mimic octopus, is even capable of changing its body shape to mimic other animals. Most intelligent Mimic Octopus in the world.

It's a lionfish, it's a crab, it's... a Mimic Octopus!

Rare Sighting Of Dashing, Two-Legged Hairy Sprinting Crab?

It's Meryl Streep in octopus form: The mimic octopus can take the shape and color of an incredible variety of sea creatures. It can look and act like sea snakes, lion fish, giant crabs, shells and stingrays.

Octopus vulgaris, Photograph by Filippo Borghi

Magazine's 2014 Photo Contest Winners

By FILIPPO BORGHI Giannutri Island, Tuscan Archipelago, Italy “Curiosity can lead an octopus to interact with the camera instead of fleeing. This Octopus vulgaris approached me and began to touch me.