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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:



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". 12 December 2011 <>. Last updated: 11/19/2011 4:35:37 PM

10 Common Octopus