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Title: Saltwater/Marine Invertebrates

Species #: 112

Common Name: Joubin’s Octopus Scientific Name: Octopus joubini Kingdom: Animalia Class: Cephalopoda Family:

Phylum: Mollusca Order:

Octopoda

Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: Inhabit empty shells in coral reef, shallow water, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea to Guyanas Life Strategy: short (5 minute) mating, then female lays eggs, broods, dies after hatching

Food / Feed Strategy: Mostly eats crabs (most convenient), also some snails

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Body Form or Style: Octopod Swim / Locomotion Style: Jet Propulsion Mouth Position: Inferior Citation:  Rudolph, N. 2002. "Octopus joubini" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed December 12, 2011 http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Octopus_joubini.html.


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