Caribbean reef octopus

Caribbean reef octopus

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Octopus briareus
WEIGHT
1 kg
LENGTH
120 mm

The Caribbean reef octopus is a coral reef marine animal. It has eight long arms that vary in length and diameter. The mantle is large and chunky in comparison . This species is difficult to describe because it changes color and texture to blend into its surroundings, using specialised skin cells known as chromatophores. Its color range is very large; it can change from crimson to green, and bumpy to smooth. It weighs around 3.3 lb or 1.5 kg.

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Climate zones

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
65 days
BABY CARRYING
200
INDEPENDENT AGE
0 minutes

References

1. Caribbean reef octopus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_reef_octopus
2. Caribbean reef octopus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/163175/980439

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