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Common Atlantic Octopus
(Octopus vulgaris)
walrus
Description
They have two eyes and four pairs of arms that are lined with suckers, and like other cephalopods, they are bilaterally symmetric. They have a hard beak, with the mouth at the center point of the arms. Their skin is smooth. They have no internal or external skeleton allowing them to squeeze through tight places. Octopuses are among the most intelligent and behaviorally flexible of all invertebrates.
Dimensions
They reach from 1 to 3 ft in length including arms.
Diet
They are active predators that feed primarily on gastropods and bivalves.
Habitat & Range
They are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate waters between the surface and a depth of 100 to 150 meters. They can be found in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Florida and Texas.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS NOT EVALUATED.

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