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Title: Saltwater/Marine Invertebrates

Species #: 109

Common Name: Blue-ringed Octopus Scientific Name: Hapalochlaena maculosa Kingdom: Animalia Class: Cephalopoda Family:

Phylum: Mollusca Order:

Octopoda

Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: Indo-Pacific tidal rock pools

Life Strategy: male courts respondent females with colors, female carries eggs, young hatch as planktonic paralarvae

Food / Feed Strategy: poisonous, may inject neuropoison into water or with bite. extremely toxic. carnivorous; shrimp, crustaceans, etc.

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Body Form or Style: Octopod Swim / Locomotion Style: Jet Propulsion Mouth Position: Inferior Citation: "Blue-ringed Octopuses, Hapalochlaena Maculosa at MarineBio.org." MarineBio.org - Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea Creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans Research... Web. 12 Dec. 2011. <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=403>.


9 Blue-ringed Octopus  

Life Strategy: male courts respondent females with colors, female carries eggs, young hatch as planktonic paralarvae Food / Feed Strategy: p...

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