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Octopus (Octopus sp.) spewing his ink in the lagoon, Mayotte, Indian Ocean.

© Gabriel Barathieu / Biosphoto

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Image size: 7564x5043 pixels (25.2"x16.8" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2016-05-07

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This is a means of protection. When octopuses feel threatened, they spit ink that cloud the water and blind predators. They can run away and hide in a hole.


Wild animal / Mollusk / Cephalopod / Coleoid (Coleoidea sp) / Octopus / Octopus (Octopus sp)

World sea and ocean / Indian Ocean / Mozambique Channel

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species


Behavior / Defense (attitude)

Run away

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom / Sedimentary bottom

Best of

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Tide / Low tide

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Earth's crust / Landform / Lagoon

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

Africa / Comoro Islands / Mayotte

World sea and ocean / Indian Ocean

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Shot / Back shot

Species / Relation between species / Camouflage

Motion / Locomotion / Swim

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Sand

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Inarticulata / Mollusca / Conchifera / Cephalopoda / Coleoidea / Neocoleoidea / Octopodiformes / Octopoda / Octopodidae / Octopus

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