Name: Blue-Ringed Octopus
Origin: Tide Pools & Coral Reefs In The Pacific & Indian Ocean
Habitat: Tide Pools & Coral Reefs
Size: Body:5cm Tentacles:10cm & 28g
Diet: Small Crab & Shrimp
Predators: Groupers, Eels, Sharks & Snappers
Attack/Defense: When the blue ringed octopus feels threatened it will turn its rings a bright blue colour to scare off predators if this doesn't work it will shoot out ink so it can make a quick escape.
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Life Expectancy: 2 years
They are the only octopuses that are venomous to humans and have enough venom to kill up to 26 humans within minutes.
Both the male and female die during the reproductive process. The male dies immediately after mating. The female will then lay up to 100 eggs which she will protect with her life during the 1-2 month gestation period though out this time she will not eat at all which ultimately results in her dying from lack of strength.
Despite there beautifully bright colours they can only see in black & white.