The Indonesian Mimic Octopus can impersonate other sea creatures to trick predators


Imagine if you could have super spy powers, like the ability to wear sneaky disguises that would fool all your friends. That is exactly what the Indonesian Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) does. This mysterious animal impersonates things like flatfish and sea snakes to trick predators into thinking it’s a toxic sea creature and not a yummy octopus.

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Mimic octopus. Flickr, Credit: divemecressi

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