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    • Octopus rubescens
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    • East Pacific red octopus
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temminicki

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January 21, 2015 09:40 PM PST

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

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January 21, 2015 04:42 PM PST

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temminicki

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January 21, 2015 05:33 AM PST

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temminicki

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January 21, 2015 05:27 AM PST

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anudibranchmom

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January 20, 2015 05:45 PM PST

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anudibranchmom

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January 18, 2015 03:54 PM PST

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dpom

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January 18, 2015 03:56 PM PST

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anudibranchmom

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January 4, 2015 05:10 PM PST

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juliebwalters

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January 3, 2015 03:51 PM PST

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anudibranchmom

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December 31, 2014 01:51 PM PST

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anudibranchmom

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December 21, 2014 04:54 PM PST

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Rescued from gull, seemed okay.

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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hfabian

Date

December 6, 2014

Description

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

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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.