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Octopus rubescens Pacific Red Octopus

Octopus rubescensis commonly referred to as Pacific Red Octopus. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Phil Garner, Southern California Marine Life, USA

Octopus rubescens,2020


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lexID:
6352 
AphiaID:
342023 
Scientific:
Octopus rubescens 
German:
Roter Pazifischer Krake 
English:
Pacific Red Octopus 
Category:
Cephalopoda 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Octopoda (Order) > Octopodidae (Family) > Octopus (Genus) > rubescens (Species) 
Initial determination:
Berry, 1953 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Canada , Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific), West Coast USA 
Sea depth:
0 - 210 Meter 
Size:
up to 20.08" (51 cm) 
Temperature:
42.8 °F - 68 °F (6°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crabs, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Krill, Schrimps 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-30 22:06:35 

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Octopus rubescens (Berry, 1953)

Octopus rubescens, better known as the Red octopuses are a small species that are found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from Mexico to Alaska.

A red octopus’s normal color is red or reddish brown, but like other octopuses it can change quickly to yellow, brown, white, red or a variety of mottled colors.

Octopus eyes are similar to vertebrate eyes, with lenses, retinas and pupils. Although they have excellent eyesight, they use touch and smell to find food. Thousands of chemical receptors and millions of texture receptors line the rims of their suckers. An octopus scours the sandy seafloor to flush out small prey, or crawls in and out of rocky areas to hunt crabs and shrimp.

Class:Cephalopoda
Order:Octopoda
Family:Octopodidae
Species: Octopus rubescens



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