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Research Article

Camouflaging in a Complex Environment—Octopuses Use Specific Features of Their Surroundings for Background Matching

  • Noam Josef mail,

    bigblue79@bezeqint.net

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Eilat Campus, Beer-Sheva, Israel

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  • Piero Amodio,

    Affiliation: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy

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  • Graziano Fiorito,

    Affiliation: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy

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  • Nadav Shashar

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Eilat Campus, Beer-Sheva, Israel

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  • Published: May 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037579

About the Authors

Noam Josef, Nadav Shashar
Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Eilat Campus, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Piero Amodio, Graziano Fiorito
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: bigblue79@bezeqint.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NJ NS. Performed the experiments: NJ NS. Analyzed the data: NJ NS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NJ NS. Wrote the paper: NJ NS. Were partners in the work in Italy: GF PA.