They can impersonate anything from sea snakes, and lionfish, to flatfish such as the sole fish. Scientists also believe that this creature may be able to imitate anemones, stingrays, mantis shrimp and even jellyfish. This is a strategy that they use to avoid predators.
All octopus species are very intelligent and can change the color and texture of their skin for camouflage to avoid being killed by a predator. But, until the mimic octopus was discovered, the extraordinary ability to impersonate another animal had never been seen.
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