Gloomy Octopus

Gloomy Octopus   [Octopus tetricus ]

 

There are many octopus around our rocky shores at the moment.

Cephalopods are reputedly the smartest of all invertebrates . They

are masters of disguise in that they can alter their texture and colour

for camouflage….. and they are colourblind !

Diet                      They feed on crabs & molluscs using their sharp beak.

Habitat                 Octopus are territorial & lairs amongst rocks & rubble

can be recognized by the shell remains in its ‘garden’.

Reproduction :   The male has a modified 3rd arm which it uses to deposit

packets of   sperm under the mantle of the female.

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