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Found under a shallow coral reef ledge, this Caribbean Two-Spot Octopus (Octopus filosusi) is well camouflaged and can generally only be seen if it moves.
The large ocellated spot or ocellus is thought to be a false eye used to confuse prey or predators.
This mottled pattern is not unusual however colors and patternation is extremely variable.

· Date: Fri July 14, 2006 · Reference ID: /22006-05-23-02-59-00 · Views: 4577 ·
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