Species: Octopus vulgaris
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Distribution: Throughout the world's temperate oceans, sometimes around Britain in warm weather.
Habitat: Rocks and crevices; seabed.
Description: Bag- shaped body, with bulbous head and eight tentacles. Skin colour varies to match the environment.
Size: Length: up to 3m, though commonly smaller
Weight: up to 25kg. Females mature at 1kg, males at 100g.
Food: Mainly crabs, crayfish and molluscs.
Read More: Introduction