- Invertebrate

- The octopus is one of the most intelligent invertebrates, and the most fascinating sea animal because of its large head and eyes and its distinct eight arms. Occasionally found in temperate and tropical waters, they have a striking quality - they use a range of techniques to avoid getting caught by predators. It has the capability to match its colour with that of the environment with the help of specialised cells in its skin, or can release a cloud of ink, which in turn reduces the predators sense of smell, making it easier for the octopus to flee. Last but not the least, it can even lose an arm and then grow it back, with no damage whatsoever!
  • Diet


  • Size

    4.3 ft/ 1.3 metres

  • Weight

    6.6 to 22 lbs (3 to 10 kg)

  • Protection

    Least Concern

  • Did you know?

    Common octopuses will collect crustacean shells and other objects to construct fortresses, or "gardens," around their lairs.