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A mimic octopus spreads out in the sand, trying to convince the nearby diver that he is actually a plant or anemone.<br />
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The mimic octopus was not discovered officially until 1998, off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. This is the only octopus known to mimic the appearance and mannerisms other species.  Mimic octopus have been known to imitate more than fifteen different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, flounders, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp.

A mimic octopus spreads out in the sand, trying to convince the nearby diver that he is actually a plant or anemone.

The mimic octopus was not discovered officially until 1998, off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. This is the only octopus known to mimic the appearance and mannerisms other species. Mimic octopus have been known to imitate more than fifteen different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, flounders,...
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