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    • Pulpo
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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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kueda

Date

April 18, 2014 07:29 AM PDT

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Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

Date

April 19, 2014

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Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

Date

April 18, 2014

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Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

Date

March 24, 2014 11:37 AM PDT

Description

Lousy picture. It was Ina hurry!

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Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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nudibranchmom

Date

March 23, 2014 10:44 AM PDT

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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loarie

Date

March 23, 2014 10:47 AM PDT

Description

While we caught a glimpse of one of these in a crack in a pool, this one was being released from someone who had took it home the day before and I guess changed his mind - is that legal?

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Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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calopteryx

Date

July 21, 2006

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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nudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2014 04:23 PM PST

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Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

Date

February 27, 2014 04:24 PM PST

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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robberfly

Date

February 27, 2014 04:05 PM PST

Description

I'm getting spoiled. I've seen them here twice now...

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

kendallwilliams

Date

February 23, 2014

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Observer

prakrit

Date

January 29, 2014 05:11 PM PST

Place

Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, California, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Trying to catch shrimp. Rapidly changing color from red to grey.

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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.