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Mimicry in Octopods. By: Elijah Tolentino. What is an Octopus?. eight-armed cephalopod (octopod) mollusk of the order Octopoda members of the genus Octopus a large group of widely distributed shallow-water cephalopods.

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Mimicry in octopods

Mimicry in Octopods

By: Elijah Tolentino


What is an octopus
What is an Octopus?

  • eight-armed cephalopod (octopod) mollusk of the order Octopoda

  • members of the genus Octopus

    • a large group of widely distributed shallow-water cephalopods.

  • One of the most intelligent and behaviorally flexible of all invertebrates



Anatomy1
Anatomy

  • The typical octopus has a saccular body:

    • the head is only slightly separated from the body

    • large, complex eyes

    • eight contractile arms

      • Each arm bears two rows of fleshy suckers that are capable of great holding power

      • joined at their bases by a web of tissue known as the skirt, at the centre of its body where the mouth is





How do they survive
How do they survive?

  • They have numerous strategies for defending themselves against predators:

    • expulsion of ink

    • ability to jet quickly through the water

    • to hide

    • camouflage and deimatic displays


Camouflage
Camouflage

  • An octopus's camouflage is aided by certain specialized skin cells

    • change the apparent color, opacity, and reflectivity of the epidermis

  • Called chromatophores

    • pigment-containing and light-reflecting organelles in cells

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoCzZHcwKxI


  • Thaumoctopus mimicus
    Thaumoctopus mimicus

    • Called the mimic octopus

    • “The greatest impersonator of the sea”


    Mimicry
    Mimicry

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWmRjURn1L4




    Is she impersonating an octopus or is the octopus impersonating her
    Is she impersonating an octopus? Or is the octopus impersonating her?


    Citations
    Citations

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    Citations part 2
    Citations Part 2

    "Octopus Coral Reef." New Caledonia Photos. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2014. <http://www.new-caledonia-photos.com/New%20Caledonia%20Lagoon%20Fauna/slides/octopus_escapade2.html>.

    Octopus in Open Sea. Ocean Wide Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2014. <http://www.oceanwideimages.com/categories.asp?cID=66&p=4>.

    Octopus is...Mystique. Virgin Media. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2014. <http://www.virginmedia.com/tvradio/features/animal-superpowers.php?page=3>.

    Thaumoctopus Mimicus. ZME Science. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2014. <http://www.zmescience.com/ecology/meet-the-mimic-octopus-29032010/#!PEER2>.

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