Common Octopus
Octopus Vulgaris
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Order Octopoda
Family Octopodidae
Genus Octopus
Species • O. vulgaris

Cuvier, 1797

The Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is the one of the most studied octopus species in the world.

It is mostly found in the Western Atlantic Ocean, but can be found in anywhere in the Atlantic. It feeds at dusk, eating many molluscs and crabs.


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Common Octopus (Octopus Vulgaris)

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated

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