Octopus vulgaris means common octopus and was given to a group of octopuses that are commonly seen around the world in many habitats!
Considered to be a medium-large size octopus with adults commonly weighing 3-5 Kg (6-11 lbs). Mantle length to 250 mm (10 in); total length to around 1.3 m (4 ft).
LOCATION Found in temperate, subtropical, and tropical waters worldwide from nearshore shallow waters to the outer edge of the continental shelf (in depths from 0-200 m or 0-650 ft).
Benthic dwelling species that lives in a diversity of habitats such as coral reefs, coral rubble, seagrass beds, rock reefs, and occasionally mud and sand plains.
BODY PATTERNS AND BEHAVIORS
Living in a variety of complex habitats with many predators this species is equipped with a large brain that enables it to carry out a range of body patterns and behaviors.
Its skin has a distinct patch and groove system that forms a reticulate pattern and a pair of white spots on the dorsal mantle’s mid-region.
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