See octopus cleverly dressed as a clam to trick crabs

Let's see how the coconut octopus - the most intelligent invertebrates - disguises itself as a clam to ingeniously catch crabs.

Let's see how the coconut octopus - the most intelligent invertebrates - disguises itself as a clam to ingeniously catch crabs.

Coconut octopus is one of the smartest invertebrates on the planet. One of the creatures' incredible IQ skills is that they can use tools to simplify things.

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Octopus is one of the smartest animals in the world.

The name of the coconut octopus comes from the habit of using two pieces of coconut husks to make mobile shelters. To do this, they will first pick up the coconut shell, use tentacles to wipe out the mud on it; when needed shelter, coconut octopus will use two pieces of coconut shell on the sides of the body; In the case of moving, coconut octopus will cover the two pieces of shell to form a ball to roll on the sand of the seabed, maybe they will put a piece of the shell under the body as a skateboard on the cutting platform, many people also see them using tentacles to walk on the bottom of the sea as humans walk.

Besides the coconut shell, this species of octopus can also use materials shaped similar to seashells, mussels . In addition to the purpose of self-defense or movement, this tool is also used as a puppet layer. page for the coconut octopus to catch its prey.

Admire this cunning creature snatching up a crab, under a shell of shellfish in the video below:

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