Indonesian Mimic Octopus

Discovered in 1998 off the coast of Indonesia, the mimic octopus is
the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple
species.� (Click the link below.)

The octopus grows to about 2 feet in length and primarily lives in
the seas of Southeast Asia.� It impersonates at least 15 different
species (including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant
crabs, sea shells, stingrays, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis
shrimp) as means of evading or becoming a seeming predator of its own
predators.� As an example, in order to evade a damselfish, it mimics a
banded sea snake, the damsel’s known predator.

Indonesian Mimic Octopus.

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