The California two-spotted octopus (Octopus bimaculoides), also known as the “bimac” octopus, is a species found from the mid-California coast to Mexico. The species is identified by the circular blue eyespots on each side of its head. Its mantle can reach a size of 7 inches and arms up to 23 inches long. It is not usually heavily textured and has several common colors, such as grey with yellow splotches, and can use a highly developed crypsis (camouflage or color changing to match their environment). These octopuses live one to two years. The end is signaled by egg-laying in the female or senility in the male. Adults feed on clams, mussels, small crabs, crayfish and snails. Octopuses are consider a most intelligent animal, capable of learning.  In laboratory experiments, they have observed how to remove a lid from a jar to obtain food, a behavior that they then duplicated.