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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Near perfect crypsis (camouflage) of O. vulgaris at the base of an algae covered rock. One eye is visible near the very center of this image. Note the use of uniform coloration and rough skin texture to eliminate any visual cue that this is an octopus.

Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Nw gulf of mexico, texas, u.s.

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