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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Living things  >  Eukaryotes  >  Animals  >  Invertebrates  >  Molluscs  >  Octopuses

A large 'dumbo' octopus

This is a colour photograph of a 'dumbo' octopus ('Grimpoteuthis sp'). The dumbo octopus is large and dark reddish in colour, shading to a lighter colour on its tentacles. The octopus has a head area, which forms the main mass of its body, distinctive 'ears' and two white patches. Seven of the eight tentacles are shown; ...


Animal weapons: blue-ringed octopus

This is a colour clip showing a blue-ringed octopus in an Australian marine habitat hunting for, killing and devouring crabs, its favourite prey. It is shown flashing its blue iridescent rings to warn predators that it possesses potentially lethal venom, as well as using camouflage to approach its prey undetected. The clip ...