Macroctopus maorumis commonly referred to as Maori Octopus. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 8941 AphiaID: 535605 Scientific: Macroctopus maorum German: Maori Octopus English: Maori Octopus Category: Cephalopoda Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Octopoda (Order) > Octopodidae (Family) > Macroctopus (Genus) > maorum (Species) Initial determination: (Hutton, ), 1880 Occurrence: , Tasmanien Australia, New Zealand, South-Pazific, Western Pacific Ocean Sea depth: 1 - 549 Meter Size: up to 35.43" (90 cm) Temperature: 51.8 °F - 62.6 °F (11°C - 17°C) Food: Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Predatory Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2015-11-09 08:45:04
Last edit: 2018-04-27 20:54:58
Macroctopus maorum (Hutton, 1880)
Macroctopus maorum lives around reef in New Zealand and southern Australia.The Maori octopus feeds mainly on crustaceans.The total length is 2 m.This octopus grows to a body mass of 12 kg.The body is more grey-purple in colour.
The reef octopus Macroctopus maorum seeks an existing cavity in the rock with a very narrow opening.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Coleoidea (Subclass) > Octopodiformes (Superorder) > Octopoda (Order) > Incirrata (Suborder) > Octopodoidea (Superfamily) > Octopodidae (Family) > Macroctopus (Genus) > Macroctopus maorum (Species)
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