Macroctopus

Macroctopus

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Macroctopus maorum

Macroctopus maorum is known more commonly as the Maori octopus or the New Zealand octopus . They can also be known as Pinnoctopus cordiformis, is found in the waters around New Zealand and southern Australia. M. maorum is one of the largest and most aggressive octopus species living in the New Zealand and Australian waters. They feed mainly on crustaceans and fish. Although they have a short life span, the females lay thousands of eggs and are very protective of them.

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References

1. Macroctopus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroctopus
2. Macroctopus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/163303/995388

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