Blue-ringed Octopus


Scientifc name : Hapalochlaena

Family : Octopodidae

Native to : Pacific and Indian Oceans

Interesting fact : Females incubate eggsunder their arms for 6 months and die after the eggs have hatched.

Conservation status : Not Evaluated

This highly photographed underwater creatureis also the world’s most venomous animal. They have yellowish skins and 50-60 blue and black rings covering the dorsal and lateral surfaces that darken when agitated. They have 8 arms which can be regenerated within six weeks. They feed on small crabs and shrimps. Their lifespan is 2 years.

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