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    • Octopus bimaculoides
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    • California two-spot octopus

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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alex_bairstow

Date

November 12, 2016 01:21 AM PST

Description

Hidden under a rock as usual--only one tentacle is visible in this photo

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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tbarnhart

Date

October 14, 2016 03:40 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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serpophaga

Date

October 11, 2015 03:55 PM PDT

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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ktbug

Date

October 28, 2015 04:42 PM PDT

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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neneana

Date

January 10, 2016 03:53 AM PST

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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jmaughn

Date

August 16, 2016 02:32 PM PDT

Description

...or possibly Giant Pacific or even East Pacific Red Octopus. This one seems most consistent with Two-spot, but really I don't have enough octopus experience to be sure. Any help would be appreciated.

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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randynemmer

Date

June 7, 2012 08:08 AM PDT

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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randynemmer

Date

June 6, 2012 08:08 AM PDT

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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lambski

Date

March 25, 2016 10:39 AM CDT

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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tbarnhart

Date

the past

Place

Faria (Google, OSM)

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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victormanvic

Date

the past

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

rayf2010

Date

June 8, 2016

Place

Cabrillo (Google, OSM)
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Description from Wikipedia

The California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides), also known as the "bimac" octopus, is an octopus species found off the coast of California. One can identify the species by the circular blue eyespots on each side of its head. Due to their friendly temperament and relative hardiness, they are considered by most experts to make the best pet octopus. Bimacs usually live to be about two years old. They are closely related to Verrill's two-spot octopus (Octopus...

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