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East Pacific red octopus

Octopus rubescens

Description:

Arm length is only about 4 inches so probably a juvenile octopus. This one was dark brownish-red. It's a highly variable species and color can vary from deep brick red to brown, to white, or mottled mixtures of the three.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Point Loma Tide Pools in San Diego. Occurs intertidally to a depth of 300 m.

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Brian38
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Brian38

San Diego, California, United States

Spotted on Nov 18, 2021
Submitted on Nov 26, 2021

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