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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Perfect crypsis displayed by an O. cyanea. The octopus is the entire left surface of the rock at the center of the picture. The animal is showing perfect coloration, skin texture and body shape to blend in perfectly with the surrounding habitat. See image 1596 for close-up view to more easily see the octopus.

Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: S. pacific, french polynesia

Creator: 
Roger Hanlon
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith