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    Hi,
    I'm looking for cephalopod which can turn into a lot of other animals and imitate their behavior. I read about him in science magazine. Any clues?


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    would that be the mimic octopus ?


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    Don't know, but seems too work similar to species i described.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR View Post
    would that be the mimic octopus ?
    Yes that program that detailed octopus intelligence was on yesterday and the mimic octopus was talked about for about 5 minutes. It seems they can and do imitate about 5 or 6 other animals in order to fool different predators in the area, and they seem to know which animal to imitate depending on which predator was in the area.
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    How about the Cuttlefishes? They are very apt mimics are excellent at color and texture changes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    How about the Cuttlefishes?
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    rather appropriately, here's a series of videos with the octopus showing off :

    Nature Blows My Mind! The Amazing Shapeshifting Mimic Octopus!
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    here is one for the cuttlefish
    Kings of Camouflage - YouTube
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