Can Octopus Camouflage?

Answer: Yes. Octopus Can Camouflage.

Octopus camouflage to survive. Either to catch prey or to avoid their predators. They do it by changing their colors and texture in less than a second.

Mimic Octopus

This is the best example if you’r really curious about the camouflage skill of an octopus. It was featured on 8 Animals with Special Abilities. It can copy the following types of animals:

  • lion fish
  • sea snake
  • flatfish
  • jelly fish

When you see these animals in Indo-Pacific region which includes Philippines, Thailand, and Great Barrier Reef, you have to think twice if this is actually what it is or it can be a mimic octopus.


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