Poison Ocellate Octopus (Amphioctopus siamensis)

Also known as Mototi Octopus, Siamese Ocellate Octopus

Description

Also known as Mototi Octopus, Siamese Ocellate Octopus.

Found singly on shallow rubble and sand bottoms in bays and lagoons.
They feed on crustaceans.
Colour can change rapidly to warn predators it is poisonous.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 3-30m
Widespread Indo-West 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. Ref: x

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