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    • Octopus rubescens
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    • East Pacific red octopus

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 29, 2015

Description

This octopus was regurgitated up by a lingcod. This seem to be there favorite food.

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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sarah18

Date

July 25, 2015

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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kestrel

Date

July 6, 2015 08:39 AM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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kestrel

Date

June 19, 2015 08:02 AM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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damontighe

Date

November 6, 2010 05:24 PM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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setiowens

Date

June 5, 2015

Description

A tiny red octopus, found crawling across surf-grass. No species-identifying features noted besides red color, small size, and proximity to extremely shallow water.

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

hgoeman

Date

June 5, 2015 08:34 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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zurisadai

Date

June 5, 2015 08:34 AM PDT

Description

It was about 2 1/2 inches.

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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luelo92

Date

June 7, 2015 07:49 PM PDT

Description

Octopus

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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kaozsaelee

Date

June 5, 2015 08:07 AM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

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kaozsaelee

Date

June 5, 2015 08:07 AM PDT

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

mikayladenai

Date

June 5, 2015
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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.