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Octopus cyanea (big blue octopus; day octopus)

Synonyms: Callistoctopus magnocellatus; Octopus cyanea var. gracilis; Octopus glaber; Octopus herdmani; Octopus horsti; Octopus marmoratus; Sepia barffi

Wikipedia Abstract

Octopus cyanea, also known as the big blue octopus, day octopus and Cyane's octopus, is an octopus in the family Octopodidae. It occurs in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Hawaii to the eastern coast of Africa. O. cyanea grows to 16 cm in mantle length with arms to at least 80 cm. The type specimen was collected off Australia and is at the Natural History Museum in London. \n* \n*
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Prey / Diet

Arca ventricosa (ventricose ark)[1]
Carpilius maculatus (spotted reef crab)[2]
Conus litteratus (lettered cone)[1]
Panulirus homarus (scalloped spiny lobster)[2]
Periglypta reticulata[1]
Pygoplites diacanthus (Royal empress angelfish)[2]
Scutarcopagia scobinata[1]
Trapezia intermedia (common guard crab)[2]
Tridacna maxima (maxima clam)[1]


Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark)[2]
Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale)[1]
Monachus schauinslandi (Hawaiian Monk Seal)[3]
Pempheris oualensis (Bronze sweeper)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit 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.
2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
3CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
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