An Underwater Wizard: The Mimic Octopus

Published November 21, 2011
Updated January 12, 2018

Meet the Mimic Octopus, an octopus that is able to mimic physical likeness and movements of more than 15 different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, flounders, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp by contorting its body and arms, and changing color.

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