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Title: Saltwater/Marine Invertebrates

Species #: 110

Common Name: Common Octopus Scientific Name: Octopus vulgaris Kingdom: Animalia Class: Cephalopoda Family:

Phylum: Mollusca Order:

Octopoda

Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: worldwide distribution, warm/tropical waters, surface to 150 meters deep

Life Strategy: females settle in shelter, lay and brood 100,000-500,000 eggs, die shortly after from no eating

Food / Feed Strategy: active predators, primarily gastropods and bivalves

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Body Form or Style: Octopod Swim / Locomotion Style: Jet Propulsion Mouth Position: Inferior Citation: " Common Octopuses, Octopus vulgaris at MarineBio.org". MarineBio.org. 12 December 2011 <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=555>. Last updated: 11/19/2011 4:35:37 PM


10 Common Octopus