Mimic octopus

species of mollusc

The Mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) is a type of octopus that can mimic flatfish, starfish, eels, sea snakes, coral and more kinds of animals. It grows up to be 60 cm (2 feet) in length. It lives off the coast of southeast Asia, and it was discovered in 1998. Its coloring is brown and white stripes or spots.

Mimic octopus
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Scientific classification
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Thaumoctopus

Species:
T. mimicus
Binomial name
Thaumoctopus mimicus
(Norman & Hochberg, 2005)

Diet

The mimic octopus likes to eat small fish and crustaceans.

HABITAT

Mimic Octopus reach about 60cm in length and are typically brown

and white striped for next two years,scientists filmed nine different mimic octopuses,

Thaumoctopus mimics (Norman and hochberg, 2005),impersonating sea snakes,

lion fish and flat fish a strategy used to avoid predetors mimic octupus .

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