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Mimic Octopus or Thaumoctopus Mimicus, have pigment sacs all along their skin known as chromatophores. These sacs can contract or expand to produce a rapid change in color and or patterns. The mimic octopus is thought to be a newly discovered species only known to be discovered since around 1998. The mimic octopus is not the only octopus that can change color, all octopus have this ability. What makes the mimic octopus so unique is actually their behavior. It is believed that these octopuses mimic other species as a survival strategy. There are several different species that they imitate including the lion fish, sea snake, and the flatfish.