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Mimic Octopus facts: who will they mimic next? | Animal Fact Files

The mimic octopus is a more recently classified species. It gets its common name not only because it can change its color to mimic its surroundings but because it can also take on the shape of other species! A mimic octopus may look like a snake, or a fish, or even a jellyfish! Scientific Name: Thaumoctopus mimicus Range: Indo-Pacific waters Size: 1 - 2 feet (30.5 - 61cm) including the arms Diet: small fish and crustaceans Life Span: dies shortly after reproduction You can learn more on: Twitter - https://twitter.com/animalfactfiles Facebook - https://facebook.com/animalfactfiles --- We always do what we can to be as accurate as possible, but we're only human; if you catch a mistake please let us know and provide a link for verification! --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. Credits via Youtube: Kai Squires - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JccVCLD2bY Roser Gari Perez - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9D9WdfDGBU; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3STxWT28Bp0; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IuaCOUTHAk Adventures Underwater by Henning Laatsch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E33VznOE_PY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvtYkoNK_MU; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U6uVjwzWsg Credits via Flickr: Steve Childs - https://flickr.com/photos/steve_childs/2418509110; https://flickr.com/photos/steve_childs/4580907392; https://flickr.com/photos/steve_childs/2418509214; https://flickr.com/photos/steve_childs/2417693027; https://flickr.com/photos/steve_childs/238275121; https://flickr.com/photos/steve_childs/238275147; https://flickr.com/photos/11076453@N00/4556636005; https://flickr.com/photos/11076453@N00/4557265750; https://flickr.com/photos/steve_childs/5910974349 Elias Levy - https://www.flickr.com/photos/elevy/14487382603; https://www.flickr.com/photos/elevy/14280646758; https://www.flickr.com/photos/elevy/14280650118 Rickard Zerpe - https://www.flickr.com/photos/krokodiver/14217664448; https://www.flickr.com/photos/krokodiver/16059533407; https://www.flickr.com/photos/krokodiver/14217664448; https://www.flickr.com/photos/krokodiver/40574986730; https://www.flickr.com/photos/krokodiver/14393357375 Kong - https://www.flickr.com/photos/stupidhead/7371475736 Tam Warner Minton - https://www.flickr.com/photos/travels_with_tam/28572660565 Rebecca Tse - https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberminnie/2921832092 Craig D - https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigd/3903394880 Credits via Wiki Users: Jaydasadia0345 - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_snake_ANDMAN.jpg Other attributions: Kace - https://vimeo.com/166616841 Websites used for research collection: https://books.google.com/books?id=-3-NDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA401 https://books.google.com/books?id=f_F5DwAAQBAJ&pg=PA179 https://marinebio.org/species/mimic-octopuses/thaumoctopus-mimicus https://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Thaumoctopus-mimicus.html https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-mimic-octopus-34059594 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/m/mimic-octopus https://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/on-exhibit-posts/the-talented-mimic-octopus https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/marine-biodiversity-records/article/documentation-of-the-mimic-octopus-thaumoctopus-mimicus-in-the-great-barrier-reef-australia/6F470A146FF7BD32F1CDAC5C1F3DFFA0 This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)*. *you can find information about all the different types of CC licenses here: https://creativecommons.org/ **changes were made to the original Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/AnimalFactFiles

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