Image David Nicholson - Octopus vulgaris.
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Octopus vulgaris is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Mollusca||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid|
|Class||Cephalopoda||Cuttlefish, nautilus, octopus & squid|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Reaches its north-eastern limit in south-western Britain and the western English Channel.|
|Habitat information||Found on rocky coasts, shallow sublittoral. Has adapted to live in very different habitats|
|Description||A medium to large sized octopus reaching up to 1.3 meters in length, with a distinctly warty body.
The arms are thick and stout bearing two rows of longitudinal suckers.
The colour varies from grey-yellow-brown-green and can change according to the situation.
|Additional information||No text entered|
This review can be cited as follows:
Emily Wilson 2006. Octopus vulgaris. Common octopus. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 23/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3937>