Giant Pacific octopus

Giant Pacific octopus

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Genus
SPECIES
Enteroctopus dofleini
WEIGHT
60 kg

The giant Pacific octopus, also known as the North Pacific giant octopus, is a large marine cephalopod belonging to the genus Enteroctopus. Its spatial distribution includes the coastal North Pacific, along California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Russia, Japan, and Korean Peninsula. It can be found from the intertidal zone down to 2,000 m, and is best adapted to cold, oxygen-rich water. It is the largest octopus species, based on a scientific record of a 71-kg individual weighed live.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
BABY CARRYING
20,000 to 100,000
INDEPENDENT AGE
0 minutes

References

1. Giant Pacific octopus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Pacific_octopus
2. Giant Pacific octopus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/162958/958049

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