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    • Octopus rubescens
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    • East Pacific red octopus
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

hfabian

Date

December 6, 2014

Description

Under rock initially, then on surfgrass. Found near sunset.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

dpom

Date

December 7, 2014 04:36 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 6, 2014 05:14 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

dpom

Date

December 6, 2014 04:09 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

dpom

Date

December 5, 2014 04:06 PM PST

Description

Two octopi seen tonight. The first one I saved from a gull that was carrying it off. It was kind enough to let me photograph it, before slinking away. The second one was not quite as photogenic.

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:05 PM PST

Description

Lucky shot of it using a huge jet of water from its siphon to shoot completely out of the water (and the dish)! It had been sulking in the dish after being captured by a group of students; see rock-coloration in second photo. The third photo shows it going back to sulking after its unsuccessful escape from the paparazzi.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

dpom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:32 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ivanparr

Date

November 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 5, 2014 03:26 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 4, 2014 02:07 PM PST

Description

Other photo shows closeup of its eye - can see the chromatophores, very cool.

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

dpom

Date

November 4, 2014 02:38 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

October 7, 2014 03:43 PM PDT
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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.