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    • East Pacific Red Octopus
  • Scientific Names
    • Octopus rubescens
  • Spanish
    • Pulpo rojo del PacĂ­fico

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Recent observations

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

canaryrockfish

Date

June 24, 2016 10:45 AM PDT

Description

located on shell bottom 38 feet. It was probably clearing the area under the rock because the rock was moving up and down. It came out a bit.

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 23, 2016 07:46 AM PDT

Description

Very large one, but I think not a Giant Pacific (alas).

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

whimsical-wendy

Date

May 28, 2016

Photos / Sounds

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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mrstonidavid

Date

June 9, 2016

Photos / Sounds

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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kestrel

Date

June 11, 2016 10:43 AM MST

Photos / Sounds

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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mrstonidavid

Date

June 9, 2016 09:00 AM PDT

Description

Small red Octopus at low tide on rocks on Asilomar beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

June 8, 2016 09:50 AM MST

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

plover52

Date

June 9, 2016 08:42 AM PDT

Description

Observed head of octopus hiding in choral one rock.

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

Date

June 9, 2016 08:11 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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rebeccafay

Date

June 8, 2016 05:39 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

kestrel

Date

June 8, 2016 09:51 AM MST

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

kestrel

Date

June 8, 2016 08:23 AM MST
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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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