Octopus cyanea

Octopus cyanea

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Octopus cyanea
WEIGHT
200-6600 g
LENGTH
80 cm

Octopus cyanea, also known as the big blue octopus or day octopus, is an octopus in the family Octopodidae. It occurs in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Hawaii to the eastern coast of Africa. O. cyanea grows to 16 cm in mantle length with arms to at least 80 cm. This octopus was described initially by the British zoologist John Edward Gray in 1849; the type specimen was collected off Australia and is at the Natural History Museum in London.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
60 days
BABY CARRYING
500,000 to 1,000,000
INDEPENDENT AGE
0 days

References

1. Octopus cyanea Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus_cyanea
2. Octopus cyanea on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/163055/967286

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