Mimic Octopus (image) California Academy of Sciences Caption The mimic octopus is shown here mimicking a flatfish. Credit Rich Ross Usage Restrictions May be used only in association with the related press release, and with proper photo credit. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.