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    • Octopus rubescens
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    • East Pacific red octopus
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Recent observations

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2014 08:35 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

Date

July 26, 2014

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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ivanparr

Date

July 13, 2014

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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tgosliner

Date

July 13, 2014

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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loarie

Date

July 13, 2014 07:05 AM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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robberfly

Date

July 13, 2014 07:00 AM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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kellyrunyon

Date

July 13, 2014 07:39 AM PDT

Description

Length of tentacles about 4 inches.

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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midorichen

Date

July 13, 2014 07:01 AM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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gracemxz

Date

July 13, 2014 07:01 AM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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rademacherdan

Date

July 13, 2014 07:51 AM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 30, 2014 06:32 AM PDT

Description

Video of this octopus minding its own business: http://youtu.be/KIGRgzW57Vc

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

kueda

Date

May 17, 2014 09:58 AM PDT

Description

Or a great day gets greater, for me, at least. My first time seeing this species in the south.

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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.

No range data available.