Octopus vulgaris
Common octopus

Octopus vulgaris
Octopus vulgaris.

Image: David Nicholson / Marine Biological Association of the UK

Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Habitat Information
Found on rocky coasts, shallow sublittoral. Has adapted to live in very different habitats
Species description
A medium to large sized octopus with a distinctly warty body.
The arms are thick and stout bearing two rows of longitudinal suckers.
The colour varies from grey-yellow-brown-green and can change according to the situation.
PMF archive information
Species name is listed in the PMF at the following locations:
>Shores of Salcombe Harbour
The Salstone

View MarLIN Basic Information for this species.