Common octopus

The common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is a master of camouflage and can blend into the environment using different pigments.

Where to find them?

The common octopus lives in the Mediterranean area of Oceanogràfic, specifically in Ports. This is an aquarium which represents the biodiversity existing in port areas.

General aspects

Octopuses are considered the most intelligent invertebrates, having a very developed nervous system. It is also said that they are able to learn from experience.
They can live at depths of up to 200 metres, with a size of between 60 and 80 centimetres.

How do they reproduce?

The female produces up to 400,000 eggs which it cares for during a period of 25 to 65 days.

Did you know...?

The octopus is the most intelligent invertebrate. This animal has nine brains and three hearts.