Eledone cirrhosa
Curled octopus

Eledone cirrhosa
Eledone cirrhosa
Image width ca 50 cm.
Image: Bernard Picton / Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Habitat Information
Found on rocky coasts, lower shore, sublittoral.
Species description
A broad mantled octopus with a smooth or finely tuberculate body. The arms are slender, finely tapered distally and curled when at rest, with a single row of suckers. The colour is predominantly red-brown dorsally and white ventrally but species are able to change colour quickly to match their background.
PMF archive information
Species name is listed in the PMF at the following locations:
>Eddystone area

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