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The Indonesian Mimic Octopus

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Uploaded on Feb 1, 2008

--- English --- The Indonesian Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus. This fascinating creature was discovered in 1998 off the coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia, the mimic octopus is the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple species. This octopus is able to copy the physical likeness and movement of more than fifteen different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp. This animal is so intelligent that it is able to discern which dangerous sea creature to impersonate that will present the greatest threat to its current possible predator. For example, scientists observed that when the octopus was attacked by territorial damselfishes, it mimicked the banded sea snake, a known predator of damselfishes.

--- Català --- El Pop Mímic indonesi, ( mimicus Thaumoctopus. ) Aquesta fascinant criatura es descobria el 1998 davant la costa de Sulawesi a Indonèsia, el pop mímic és la primera espècie coneguda per prendre les característiques de múltiples espècies. Aquest pop pot copiar la semblança física i moviment de més de quinze espècies diferents, incloent-hi serps de mar, lionfish, flatfish, estrelles de mar, crancs gegants, petxines de mar, stingrays, meduses, anèmones de mar, i la galera. Aquest animal és tan intel•ligent que pot discernir a quina perillosa criatura de mar imitar per presentar l'amenaça més gran al seu possible predador actual. Per exemple, els científics observaven que quan el pop era atacat per els territorials damselfishes, imitava a la serp de mar embolcada, un conegut predador dels damselfishes.

--- Spanish --- El indonesio pulpo mímico, ( Thaumoctopus mimicus.). Esta fascinante criatura fue descubierta en 1998 frente a las costas de Sulawesi en Indonesia, el pulpo mimo es la primera especie conocida en asumir las características de múltiples especies. Este pulpo es capaz de copiar la imagen física y el movimiento de más de quince especies diferentes, incluyendo las serpientes de mar, pez león, peces planos, estrellas de mar, cangrejos gigantes , conchas de mar, rayas, medusas, anémonas de mar, y la galera. Este animal es tan inteligente que es capaz de discernir a que peligrosa criatura del mar debe suplantar para presentar una mayor amenaza a su actual y posible depredador. Por ejemplo, los científicos observaron que cuando el pulpo es atacado por los territoriales damselfishes, simula a una serpiente de mar de franjas, un conocido depredador de los damselfishes.

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this video contains scenes from
-Indonesia Underwater Wonderlan(BBC.Wild Indonesia).
-Indonesia.Paraiso.Submarino(BBC.Series salvaje Indonesia).

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