Long-arm Octopus (Abdopus sp.)

Also known as Indonesian Long-arm Octopus

Description

Also known as Indonesian Long-arm Octopus.

Found on sandy areas of estuaries, bays and lagoons.
They feed on fish and invertebrates.
Length - body-6cm
Depth - 5-30m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Octopus make their homes in holes in the reef or bury in the sand.
They can often be found by the tell tail debris outside the holes.
Octopus feed by grabbing their prey with their tentacles or by spreading their skirt (the webbing between their tentacles) over the reef and hoovering up underneath.
They have a beak for biting their prey, the bite quickly paralyses their prey.
Some of the smaller Octopus are venomous to humans.

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