The biggest octopus?
The biggest octopus?
- The giant octopus Octopus dofleini, one of the largest octopuses of the planet. up to 3 meters
- Octopus, or octopus, belongs to the class of cephalopods-large octopus occur along the coast of British Columbia. At a weight of 15-23 kg, the length of the tentacles reaches 2,5 m and more. In the west of Canada, an octopus weighing 272 kg was found, and the length of the tentacles was 9,6 m!
- Octopods (Octopoda) - a detachment of sea mammals of the class of cephalopods. The most famous is the coastal inhabitant giant octopus Octopus dofleini, one of the largest octopuses of the planet. It is a commercial species.
Octopus dofleini octopus (Octopus dofleini) It can be considered one of the most studied species of octopuses. This octopus lives in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean. It is common off the coast of Japan, in the seas of the Far East, off the coast of America from the Bay of Bristol to California; reaches a length of 35 m and a mass of 25 kg. Once was recorded a record caught octopus had in the scope of the hands 9,6 m and the mass of 272 kg! Octopus dofleini lives in coastal waters at shallow depths, not descending deeper than 100300 m. It prefers to keep on the rocky bottom. The bright time of the day spends houses in all kinds of shelters, which serve as underwater caves, clefts of rocks, heaps of stones. Small octopus, weighing not more than 2 kg, are kept at a shallow depth. Young and immature octopuses make seasonal migrations in spring and autumn, move to the seaside areas, and then return back. They travel by swimming and on foot on their hands on the ocean floor, at a speed of 4 km per day. The octopus feed on crabs and bivalve molluscs, as well as shrimps, holothurians, fish and even their own smaller brethren.
From another source (:):
"In the waters washing Hokkaido there is the world's largest giant octopus - mizu-dako - a water octopus, reaching a length of up to three meters."
- Fins octopus small, medium and large animals. The largest of them Cirroteuthis reaches a length of 1,21,5 m. This is one of the largest abyssal animals.