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Common octopus
Octopus vulgaris
Cuvier, 1797

The coloring and texture of this octopus is highly variable. When disturbed, it can be white, but most commonly, the animal is mottled reddish-brown. Around the suckers on the arms are usually dark rings. The texture can be smooth or with points. The arms in rest are 3 to 4 times the body length.
Size: 30 - 50 cm, including arms.

Inhabits the reefs, hiding in recesses. This octopus is on occasions active during the day, but usually hides. The reef outside its home can be littered with left-overs from lunch or trinkets it gathered.
Depth: ranges from 3 m down to 30 m.

Occasional all over the Caribbean.

Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris)