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This photograph is of a mimic octopus, taken in 2019 in the Philippines. 'But!' You say, 'Don't all octopuses mimic their environment?' The reason that this creature has this name is that, while it also changes color with its chromatophores, in order to blend into the background, it will also actively change its shape to mimic other predators including lionfish, jellyfish, and crabs. (And more!)

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