SPECIE NAME:Octopus Vulgaris
COMMON NAME OF THE SPECIE:
Octopus vulgaris is considered cosmopolitan. A global species, its range in the eastern Atlantic extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa. It also occurs off the Azores, Canary Islands, and Cape Verde Islands. The species is also common in the Western Atlantic.
Found singly on coral and rocky reefs, seagrass beds, sand and rubble areas.
Upto 25 cm (arms up to 1 m long)
Upto 5 KG
Crabs, crayfish, and bivalve mollusks (two-shelled molluscs such as cockles) are preferred, although the octopus eat almost anything it can catch.
It is able to change colour to blend in with its surroundings, and is able to jump upon any unwary prey that strays across its path.
The octopus also has the useful ability to regenerate a tentacle if it loses one.