Mimic octopus

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Mimic octopus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae
Genus: Thaumoctopus
Norman & Hochberg, 2005
Species: T. mimicus
Binomial name
Thaumoctopus mimicus
(Norman & Hochberg, 2005)

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.

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