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Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Caribbean reef octopus (Octopus briareus) is a coral reef marine animal. It has eight long arms that vary in length and diameter. The mantle is large and chunky in comparison (up to 60 cm long). This species is difficult to describe because it changes color and texture to blend into its surroundings, using specialised skin cells known as chromatophores. Its color range is very large; it can change from crimson to green, and bumpy to smooth. It weighs around 3.3 lb or 1.5 kg.
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Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Reef, Coastal

Prey / Diet

Acanthostracion quadricornis (Trunkfish)[2]
Aegires ortizi[3]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[2]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[3]
Americonuphis magna[3]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[3]
Aratus pisonii (mangrove tree crab)[2]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[3]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[3]
Armases cinereum (squareback marsh crab)[2]
Atagema browni[3]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[3]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[3]
Calappa flammea (flame box crab)[2]
Callinectes ornatus (shelligs)[2]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[2]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[3]
Cardisoma guanhumi (blue land crab)[2]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[3]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[3]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[3]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[3]
Chaetopterus variopedatus (Parchment-tube worm)[2]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[3]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[3]
Clibanarius tricolor (tricolor hermit)[2]
Clibanarius vittatus (thinstripe hermit)[2]
Coenobita clypeatus (land hermit)[2]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[3]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[3]
Damithrax hispidus (coral clinging crab)[2]
Dardanaus venosus <Unverified Name>[2]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[3]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[3]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[3]
Emerita talpoida (Atlantic sand crab)[2]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[3]
Epialtus kingsleyi[3]
Epialtus longirostris[3]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[3]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[2]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[3]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[3]
Gecarcinus lateralis (blackback land crab)[2]
Geitodoris pusae[3]
Grapsus grapsus (Sally Lightfoot crab)[2]
Hexabranchus morsomus[3]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[3]
Hippocampus erectus (Horsefish)[2]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[3]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[3]
Laevichlamys multisquamata (many-ribbed scallop)[3]
Latreutes fucorum (slender sargassum shrimp)[2]
Libinia erinacea (seagrass spider crab)[2]
Lima lima (spiny fileclam)[3]
Limaria pellucida (Antillean fileclam)[3]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[3]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[3]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[3]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[3]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[3]
Menippe mercenaria (Florida stone crab)[3]
Mennippe mercenaria <Unverified Name>[2]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[3]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[3]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[3]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[3]
Mithraculus ruber[3]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[3]
Mithrax aculeatus[3]
Mithrax hemphilli[3]
Mithrax holderi[3]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[3]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[3]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[3]
Ocypode quadrata (Atlantic ghost crab)[2]
Onuphia magna <Unverified Name>[2]
Opsanus beta (Gulf toadfish)[2]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[3]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[2]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[3]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[3]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[3]
Panopeus herbstii (Atlantic mud crab)[2]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[2]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[3]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[3]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[3]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[3]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[3]
Petrochirus digenes <Unverified Name>[2]
Petrochirus diogenes (giant hermit)[3]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[3]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[3]
Pilumnus diomedeae[3]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus reticulatus[3]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[3]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[3]
Ptereleotris helenae (Hovering goby)[3]
Scorpaena brasiliensis (Barbfish)[2]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[2]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[3]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[2]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[3]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[2]
Trachinotus carolinus (Pompano)[2]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[3]
Uca pugilator (Atlantic sand fiddler)[2]

Predators

Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)[3]
Alphestes afer (Small grouper)[3]
Bothus lunatus (Solefish)[3]
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)[2]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[3]
Ginglymostoma cirratum (Sand shark)[3]
Gymnothorax vicinus (Purple-mouthed moray eel)[3]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[3]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[3]
Halichoeres maculipinna (Slippery okra)[3]
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Rock bullseye)[3]
Lutjanus buccanella (Wrenchman)[3]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[3]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[3]
Lutjanus mahogoni (Spot snapper)[3]
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)[3]
Priacanthus arenatus (Atlantic bigeye)[3]
Scorpaena plumieri (Pacific spotted scorpionfish)[3]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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