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    • East Pacific Red Octopus
  • Scientific Names
    • Octopus rubescens
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    • Pulpo rojo del Pacífico

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Recent observations

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

mdettling

Date

January 14, 2017 06:29 PM PST

Description

The identification is based on what others suggested the last time I saw at octopus as this location.

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

megansixt

Date

January 9, 2017 04:11 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

joe_cutler

Date

January 9, 2017 04:11 PM PST

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

neild

Date

July 17, 2014 01:07 PM EDT

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

December 12, 2016 05:13 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

December 12, 2016 04:06 PM EST

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

alexshepard

Date

December 13, 2016 01:35 PM PST

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

robberfly

Date

December 12, 2016 04:08 PM PST

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

mvnatureboy

Date

December 12, 2016 04:12 PM PST

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Date

November 13, 2016 04:23 PM PST

Description

Part of the same hatch as the previous observation.

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Date

November 13, 2016 04:17 PM PST

Description

I can't tell if that dark spot is the "eye" marking on O. bimaculoides or not.

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Date

November 13, 2016 04:10 PM PST

Description

Got to see these little guys be born. Super cool.

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Description from Wikipedia

The East Pacific red octopus (Octopus rubescens) is the most commonly occurring shallow-water octopus on much of the North American West Coast, and a ubiquitous benthic predator in these habitats. Its range extends from the southern Gulf of California at least to the Gulf of Alaska, but may also occur in the western Pacific Ocean. O. rubescens occurs intertidally to a depth of 300 m.

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