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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

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 The Natural History Museum in London.
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Prey / Diet

Carpilius maculatus (spotted reef crab)[1]
Panulirus homarus (scalloped spiny lobster)[1]
Pygoplites diacanthus (Royal empress angelfish)[1]
Trapezia intermedia (common guard crab)[1]


Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark)[1]
Monachus schauinslandi (Hawaiian Monk Seal)[2]



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