Translucent ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Pelagic Octopus ~ Photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures / A pelagic, or open-ocean, octopus gives off a neon glow in Hawaii. Most species of octopus have no internal skeleton, unlike other cephalopods.
The common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is a cosmopolitan species found in tropic and subtropical waters. They are harvested for human consumption, with an excess of 20 000 tonnes caught annually. Octopus dance by Morten Brekkevold
Octopuses have 2 eyes and 4 pairs of arms and are bilaterally symmetric. An octopus has a hard beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms. Octopus lack an internal or external skeleton allowing them to squeeze through tight places. Octopuses are
A Graneledone taniwha octopus collected from around 900 metres on the Chatham Rise. It’s only about tall. The common name is ‘deepwater warty octopus’ and this is one of two species endemic to New Zealand found between around Credit: Owen Anderson, NIWA