Credit: PETER SCOONES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) moving over a sandy seabed. This octopus is known for its ability to mimic other marine creatures, as seen here where it mimics the swimming motion of a flatfish. It buries itself in a burrow at the end of the clip. Filmed in the Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Keywords: animal, burrow, burrowing, cephalopod, defence, defense, flatfish, hiding, hole, indo-pacific, indonesia, lembeh strait, long-armed, marine, mimic, mimic octopus mimicking flatfish, mollusc, ocean, octopus, octopus sp, safety, sea, seabed, sulawesi, thaumoctopus mimicus, tropical, underwater, wildlife

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Mimic octopus mimicking flatfish

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