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Octopus bimaculoides (California two-spot octopus)

Wikipedia Abstract

The California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides), also known as the "bimac" octopus, is an octopus species found off the coast of California. One can identify the species by the circular blue eyespots on each side of its head. Due to their friendly temperament and relative hardiness, they are considered by most experts to make the best pet octopus. Bimacs usually live to be about two years old. They are closely related to Verrill's two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculatus).
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Prey / Diet

Chione undatella[1]
Dosinia juvenilis (frilled venus)[2]
Haliotis corrugata (pink abalone)[2]
Haliotis cracherodii (black abalone)[2]
Haliotis fulgens (green abalone)[2]
Haliotis rufescens (red abalone)[2]
Hypsoblennius gentilis (Bay blenny)[2]
Hypsoblennius gilberti (Rockpool blenny)[2]
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's whelk)[2]
Leptopecten montimerus <Unverified Name>[2]
Leukoma staminea (Pacific littleneck)[2]
Megastraea undosa (wavy turban)[2]
Mytilus edulis (Blue mussel)[2]
Olivella biplicata (purple dwarf olive)[2]
Pachygrapsus crassipes (striped shore crab)[2]
Tegula funebralis (black tegula)[2]
Tegula gallina (speckled tegula)[2]

Predators

Mirounga angustirostris (Northern Elephant Seal)[3]

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 3Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository.
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