Octopus Animal

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Octopus Animal

The Octopus Animal Hapalochlaena lunulata, one of several species called the blue-ringed octopus, is found in the Indo-west Pacific and Indian Oceans. Octopus Animal It is extremely toxic and can inflict a fatal bite. Octopus Animal Arm span up to 8 inches (20 cm)

The Octopus Animal is a soft-bodied, eight-armed mollusc of the order Octopoda. Around 300 species are recognised and the order is grouped within the class Cephalopoda with squids, Octopus Animal cuttlefish and nautiloids.

Octopus Animal Facts:

  • Common name: Octopuses
  • Order: octopoda
  • Subclass: Coleoidea
  • Class: Cephalopoda
  • Phylum: Mollusca
  • Number of species: About 200
  • Size: Arm span from less than 2 in (5 cm) to 33 ft (10 m)

Key features: Octopus Animal Adult body usually round and relatively short; shell usually lacking, but occasionally present or may exist as a reduced internal structure; no lateral fins; 8 arms

all similar in form and linked by a web of skin for part of their length; suckers arranged in 1 or 2 rows; mantle cavity and siphon used in “jet propulsion”; mantle cavity contains 2 gills; well-developed eyes brain and nervous system present; well-developed statocyst for balance and chromatophores for color change and camouflage

Habits: Almost all adults are bottom-dwelling, Octopus Animal predatory marine animals; many are solitary behaviors complex, including use of ink to distract predators

Breeding: sexes separate; male transfers sperm into female’s mantle cavity using arm with specially modified suckers; female often guards her eggs; Octopus Animal planktonic larval phase present in many species

Diet: Powerful carnivores; prey includes crustaceans, fish, and Sometimes other octopuses; toxic saliva injected by well-developed beaklike jaws to subdue prey

Habitat: Widely distributed in most marine environments, more common in shallow coastal habitats

Distribution: All the world’s seas and oceans

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