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East Pacific red octopus

Octopus rubescens


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.


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

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San Diego, California, United States

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

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