VIDEOS: Mating Mimic Octopus

13 May, 2016

The Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus, makes a habit of disappearing in plain sight by pretending to be something its not. I cannot help but wonder if they’re a bit exhibitionist as well.

There are a surprising number of videos showing the Mimic Octopus mating in plain sight, with no inhibitions about who might be watching.

Additional Mimic Octopus Footage

Steve Childs (silent)

BBC Wild Indonesia

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