Octopi


How does an octopus move July 29

An octopus can change the direction of its mantle funnel, enabling it to propel itself forward or backward. This ability to control the funnel also enables the animal to change directions quickly. The fastest movement is backward. Octopus limbs are e

Where can I buy a live octopus July 28

It is important to research the species of octopus you would like in order to determine which retailer to purchase through. Often, smaller octopuses cost less and are less expensive to ship, since many mail-order shops price their octopuses based on

Is an octopus a fish July 28

Is an octopus a fish
Credit:Proffesional Underwater PhotographerMomentGetty ImagesThe octopus is considered a mollusk because it has a mantle that holds the organs it uses for breathing and excretion and has a r ...

Where is an octopus's mouth July 28

Octopuses are cephalopodic mollusks that belong to the order Octopoda, of which approximately 300 species are known. An octopus's morphology is distinguished by eight arms and a globular, flexible body that is able to contort and fit into tiny crevic

How big is an octopus July 28

Considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates, the common octopus is found in tropical and temperate ocean waters all over the globe. It has the ability to change its color and texture to blend into its surroundings in an effort to hide itself

What are some octopus fun facts July 28

Anatomical curiosities of the octopus include its possession of three hearts and blue blood. The heart that is mainly concerned with the blood circulation among the organs stops beating when the creature swims, which is why some scientists think that

What eats the dumbo octopus July 28

This deep-sea species is an easy target of larger fish, mainly due to its small size. The average dumbo octopus is no more than 8 inches in length, while the largest dumbo octopus ever recorded measured 6 feet and weighed 13 pounds. Dumbo octopuses a

What animals eat octopi July 28

The octopus has a soft body that lets it squeeze into small crevices and cracks to evade predators. It is also a fast swimmer that can expel water through its mantle to propel itself quickly away from danger. One of its most powerful defense mechanis

Where do octopus live July 28

Where do octopus live
Credit:James R.D. ScottMomentGetty ImagesThere are about 300 species of octopus. The common octopus and briar octopus live along the Atlantic Coast, while the giant octopus and orange bigeye ...

What color is an octopus July 28

What color is an octopus
Credit:Steven Trainoff Ph.D.Moment OpenGetty ImagesIn addition to surroundings, the color of an octopus alters if the creature is threatened and engaged in defending itself. As a means of mo ...

How many brains does an octopus have July 28

How many brains does an octopus have
Credit:Udo SchröterCC-BY-SA 2.0According to Wired.com, octopuses have about 500 million neurons in total. Approximately two-thirds of these are located in the creatures' arms, with the rest ...

What preys on octopi July 28

An octopus also has the ability to release a cloud of black ink to block a pursuing predators view. The black ink cloud released by octopuses includes the added benefit of containing a substance that reduces the sense of smell of any predators giving

How does an octopus reproduce July 28

Males transfer sperm by using a specialized arm called a hectocotylus. The males of many species simply insert this specialized arm into the female's mantle, but in some species, the male octopus actually detaches its arm and gives it to the female.

How many legs does an octopus have July 28

How many legs does an octopus have
Credit:changVettaGetty ImagesOn each of the octopus' legs are suction cups that help the animal attach itself to surfaces. When threatened by predators, the octopus releases a stream of blac ...

What is a group of octopus called July 28

What is a group of octopus called
Credit:Oxford ScientificOxford ScientificGetty ImagesNature Works reports that incirrata (without fins) Octopus, which accounts for roughly 85 percent of them, live in relatively shallow sea ...
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