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Octopus mimus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Gould octopus, Octopus mimus (Gould, 1852), is commonly found between northern Peru and northern Chile. The species is relatively large with a round sacciform mantle without fins. The tentacles are moderately large, approximately 4 times longer than the mantle. The 3rd tentacle on the right holds the short, thin copulatory organ in males. The color ranges, with individuals commonly speckled a mix of gray, yellow, black, green.
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Prey / Diet

Aulacomya atra (ribbed mussel)[1]
Austromegabalanus psittacus[1]
Concholepas concholepas (Chilean abalone)[1]
Gari solida[1]
Grapsus grapsus (Sally Lightfoot crab)[1]
Leiosolenus peruvianus[1]
Leptograpsus variegatus (Purple rock crab)[1]
Leukoma thaca[1]
Perumytilus purpuratus[1]
Pseudograpsus setosus[1]
Scartichthys gigas (Giant blenny)[1]
Scartichthys variolatus (Blenny)[1]
Scartichthys viridis (Blenny)[1]
Semele solida[1]
Semimytilus algosus (bisexual mussel)[1]
Tetrapygus niger[1]


Paralabrax humeralis (Sea bass)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Feeding dynamics of Octopus mimus (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) in northern Chile waters, T. Cortez, B.G. Castro, A. Guerra, Marine Biology (1995) 123: 497-503
2Alimentación y relaciones tróficas de peces costeros de la zona norte de Chile, Marianela Medina, Miguel Araya & Claudio Vega, Invest. Mar., Valparaíso, 32(1): 33-47, 2004
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