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 doesnt 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.
- Despite there beautifully bright colours they can only see in black & white.
- They have enough venom to kill 26 humans within minutes.