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This Aquarium Octopus is very aggressive and is quite territorial. Do not introduce another octopus at this time. Larger Octopuses that live in the water may swim across the bottom as if in the water.
These are called "Fisherman Octopuses". The large, flat shaped body of this octopus is about 24" from the tip of the tail to the tail end. It has a long, slender mouth that can be up to 7" long.
It is a flattened, smooth- sided octopus with long, thin, dark, hooked tentacles. The tentacles are curved and rounded and the head is rounded with black. The body of this species is the same size as the Octopus pictured here, but with a longer torso.
They have a long tentacle between the tentacle and the body so the body has a slightly "jiggle" look to the tentacles. The body is the same color as the body of the "Fisherman" Octopus but the "Fisherman" Octopus is yellow- brown in color.
Octopuses are most commonly found in the ocean, but may be found in many freshwater ecosystems from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska and the Gulf of California.
The average octopus holds 5 or 8 of its tentacles, but octopuses up to 8 feet?
They are able to manipulate objects by moving them.
All octopodes live on land, but a few species live in the water. Octos and octopuses have one of three body arrangements. The Octopus family, known as the cephalopod (Cephalopoda) , consists of 6, 000 to 17, 000 species of cephalopods known collectively as invertebrates.
They are found in nearly every environment, as well as in many freshwater systems. Some species of cephalopods make shells by chewing their way to their prey, whereas others feed on a variety of food items such as mud, decaying matter, algae, or decaying organic matter on the surface of the water.
Many species are omnivorous; they eat virtually any animal they find in the area. Octopuses have been found in every region of the world (except Antarctica) . There are 7 species of octopuses; all of them have been identified by other people.
Many species are considered rare or endangered, and many are extinct. The species is in decline as a result of the global increase in overfishing and overharvesting of their bodies for their meat. The common Octopus, Ophiocordyceps luteus, consists of three parts that comprise its body: The head is the largest segment.
The head extends 4 ½" into the body, making the head the largest segment of the octopus. The tentacles extend about 4 ½" from the head to the tail end; these tentacles are in turn 3 1/2" long by 6" long at the end.
At the ends of the front tentacles are three large (thick) "tongue"- like protrusions that are 1½" to three inches long. The two body segments, the head and body, are joined by a single, long, slender (about 1") tentacle.
The back of the animal has a muscular arm that terminates in a short, paddle- like appendage that is about 2". This arm, called an "armadillo, " or "octopus arm, " is used for moving forward.