Octopus

Octopus vulgaris

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total weight (gr)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Present in the North-east Atlantic from the North Sea and west of the British Islands to West Africa. Also present in the Mediterranean Sea

ECOLOGY

Neritic benthic species usually found on rocky bottoms, coral reefs and seagrass beds from 0 to 200 m deep. It feeds mainly on molluscs and crustaceans.

FISHERIES

Mainly captured in fisheries using hooks, lines, pots and otter trawls.

DID YOU KNOW

Using a network of pigment cells and specialized muscles in its skin, it can almost instantaneously match the colours, patterns, and even textures of its surroundings.