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Octopus vulgaris

Octopus

Scientific name: Octopus vulgaris

It has a large head with highly developed eyes and eight arms with two rows of suction cups each. It is an animal of nocturnal activity, which feeds on small crustaceans, bivalves and fish. To move, he usually crawls along the bottom using his arms, although he can also swim using jet propulsion.

Curiosities: When their arms are cut they have they ability to regenerate. They can change their skin color and texture. To defend themselves they expel ink to confuse their attacker. It is one of the most intelligent animal in the sea.

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Mediterranean marine species, Octopus, Octopus vulgaris, species we see

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