California two-spot octopus

California two-spot octopus

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Octopus bimaculoides

The California two-spot octopus, often simply called a "bimac", is an octopus species native to many parts of the Pacific Ocean including the coast of California. One can identify the species by the circular blue eyespots on each side of its head. Bimacs usually live to be about two years old. They are closely related to Verrill's two-spot octopus . In 2015, the genome was sequenced.

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References

1. California two-spot octopus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_two-spot_octopus
2. California two-spot octopus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/163004/963213

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