Thaumoctopus mimicus   Norman & Hochberg, 2005

Mimic octopus
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Taiwan country information

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Occurence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: M: Ref. 96968.
National Checklist: Taiwan
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/tw.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurences: Occurence Point map
Main Ref: Jereb, P., C.F.E. Roper, M.D. Norman and J.K. Finn, 2014
National Database:

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 48.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968)

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range

Benthic; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 96968)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mantle length is 5.8 cm. Species is known for its mimicry of toxic models that co-occur in the same habitat, namely banded soles, sea snakes, and lionfish, with other distinct postures and behaviors currently being open to interpretation (Ref. 96968). This octopus often occupies the vacated burrows of other animals. These lairs appear temporary or may form a network of regular lairs within a home range. Individuals were observed to occupy a particular hole for periods of between one to four days. Some individuals were observed to leave one hole at first light, forage throughout the day (including entering and exiting from various animal burrows throughout the day) and remain overnight within the last hole encountered during foraging bouts. These animals were observed to emerge from the same hole at first light the next day (Ref. 96968). Active during the day. Feeds on crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 7940).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 13 July 2016

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
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