Mimic Octopus: Meet The Master of Disguise

The mimic octopus is a peculiar sea creature. Its level of intelligence is said to be off the charts, since they can imitate behaviors of ne...

Mimic Octopus:Meet The Master of Disguise

The mimic octopus is a peculiar sea creature. Its level of intelligence is said to be off the charts, since they can imitate behaviors of nearly a dozen other sea creatures. It has the ability to mimic the movements of sea snakes,stingrays,shrimps,crabs,lion fish,flounders,starfishes and even crabs.

Mimic Octopus:Meet The Master of Disguise

How Many Forms Can A Mimic Octopus Take(Or FAKE)?


Mimic Octopus:Meet The Master of Disguise

There are many animals known to science that can perform camouflage in order to protect themselves from predators or to aid them to hunt their prey. But they are not on par with the Mimic octopuses' ability to turn into many forms. Marine biologists even noted that some of these octopuses became detached from their own identity because of their excessive mimicry.

Mimic Octopus:Meet The Master of Disguise

The mimic octopus can imitate the movements of some notable fishes. They can imitate the way a flatfish,a lion fish and a stingray act or appear in the sea floor. These species of fish are poisonous and their appearance are enough to discourage predators from eating them. Surprisingly, the mimic octopus can also pretend to be swimming sea snakes, this disguise can also ward predators.

Mimic Octopus:Meet The Master of Disguise

Mimic octopuses do not only use their ability to ward off predators, they can also use their ability to easily attack their prey. The can imitate seemingly harmless sea creatures to perform sneak attacks. The are also known to imitate jelly fishes sea anemones,starfishes and shrimps.

WATCH THE VIDEO:
                 

Related

Science 3410183828028333601

Post a Comment

emo-but-icon

Follow Us

Search This Blog

Hot in week

Recent

Comments

Connect Us

item