Amazing Imitation For Survival

Meet the mimic octopus, the first octopus found that impersonates other animals.

Living in the tropical seas of Southeast Asia, it was not discovered officially until 1998, off the coast of Sulawesi. The octopus mimics the physical likeness and movements of more than 15 different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, flounders, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp…

But wait, there’s now a super-recent video of a mimic fish (a Black Marble Jawfish) mimicking the mimic octopus who mimics fish. #meta

via National Geographic.

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