Atlantic Pygmy Octopus

$49.95 $42.45

Atlantic Pygmy Octopus, small juvenile – medium.

6 in stock (can be backordered)

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Size: small/juvenile-medium

The Atlantic Pygmy Octopus (Octopus joubini) is very small, only about 5 ½ inches in length overall as an adult. Over 3 inches of that is the arms so the mantle part of the body isn’t very much to work with at all. They only weigh about 1 ounce as an adult which makes them one of the smallest species of Octopus in the world.

They can range in coloring due to the ability to change for camouflage. They are normally a whitish color with brown spots all over the body. Yet this can change in an instant depending on what they need to blend with.

Many experts find this small Octopus to be fun to observe. They are very playful and seem to be extremely intelligent. They can problem solve to make their environment one that fits well for their needs. They don’t interact with others unless they are trying to mate so their life is one of solidarity.

These Octopus consume large amounts of clams so they have to secret a toxin that will discover the hard shell on most of them. They have a venom that they inject into the prey to paralyze it. They will eat a variety of crustaceans but they seem to be very picky about the taste of their food. They will develop a taste for certain foods and that is what they actively seek.

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Weight .01 lbs


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