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Diary: The Coconut Octopus is Wiki's Cephalopod of the Day. - Diary: The coconut octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) {is} a medium-sized cephalopod found in tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean.

Mimic octpus,Thaumoctopus mimicus.  "This animal is so intelligent that it is able to discern which dangerous sea creature to impersonate that will present the greatest threat to its current possible predator. For example, scientists observed that when the octopus was attacked by territorial damselfishes, it mimicked the banded sea snake, a known predator of damselfishes."

Mimic Octopus Part octopus is able to copy the physical likeness and movement of approximately seventeen different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, and flatfish. It accomplishes this by contorting its body and tentacles and changing colo

Amphioctopus marginatus, also known as the coconut octopus and veined octopus by Nigel Thomas

Amphioctopus marginatus, also known as the coconut octopus and veined octopus by Nigel Thomas

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The common octopus is the most studied of all octopus species. Its range in the eastern Atlantic extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa.

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