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Interesting Facts about Octopuses

Updated on April 25, 2010

Interesting Octopus Facts

Here are some really interesting Facts about octopuses.....

An octopus species known as the mimic octopus can actually impersonate other creatures.

Female blanket octopuses are 40,000 times heavier and 100 times larger than the male blanket octopuses. Females grow about 6.6 feet in length while males grow 0.9 inches. Also, the males are there only to mate, after which they die.

All octopuses have three hearts.

They have no bones and will not be able to maintain their shape out of water.

The color of their blood is blue.

They have a very good eyesight but can not hear.

Blue-ringed octopuses are one of the most venomous creatures on this earth. They are small in size but have the ability to kill 26 human beings within a few minutes. They can also squirt their venom on their prey when it is at some distance.

All octopuses can change their color.

Sometimes octopuses may shed an arm to escape a predator.

When threatened or provoked, the blue-ringed octopus will quickly change its color to bright yellow with blue rings on it.

Dumbo octopuses have paired fins that look like elephant ears. Also, they do not have a particular breeding season. They are deep sea creatures.

Blue-ringed octopuses are found in Pacific ocean.

Their main predators are sharks, dolphins and conger eels, while they commonly prey upon crabs and mollusks.

Blanket octopuses defend themselves against predators by tentacles of Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish.

Female big blue octopuses are known to eat males after copulation.


Blue-ringed Octopus
Blue-ringed Octopus

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      I loooove this hub! Thank you!!!

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks! :)

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      I had no idea that they can all change color!!!! LOVE the picture. They are such fascinating creatures! Great hub!

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      No doubt they are interesting creatures, especially the mimic and blanket octopus.

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      Eileen Kersey 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I have always had a fear of octupses. Think its from watching 20,000leagues under the sea as a child.

      There are some interesting facts in this hub

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      Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

      Very interesting hub, Ultimate Hubber and exotic picture!

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Thanks Ann!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Ever had one of these critters wrapped around your arm or leg?? lol

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      LOL, thankfully no!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      As a teacher I can found the octopus in the sains lesson. I get new information here. Thank you very much!

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Welcome Prasetio and thanks for stopping by!

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      Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      That is one cool looking octopus although it screams "stay away", to me.

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      I love it

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      Susana 5 years ago

      Do you know what percentage of octopuses species are dangerous?

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      awsome!!!!

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      Hannah 5 years ago

      i love the blanket octopus its my favorite ocean animal!

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      mavellous

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      this gave m a a in my projet

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      this was the best

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      Rashida Saima 5 years ago

      I got so many interesting facts! This helped me with my science prodject so much! Thank you 'Hub'.

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      skiny boy 7970 5 years ago

      Thank you:)

      I hope that you could write facts about sharks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      olivia 5 years ago

      this sight has so many cool facts about an octupus. i bet i am going an A on my science project

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      Skai 5 years ago

      Wow! I'm amazed at these facts! I'm definitely gonna get an A+ on my Science Brief (a brief report about any science topic which i was amazed at or found interesting)!Thanks a bunch! WOW!!!!!!!!!!

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      Skai 5 years ago

      P.S.- you said "Sometimes octopuses may shed an arm to escape a predator." Do their arms grow back?

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      Padam 5 years ago

      Realyy liked it. Never seen an octopus though. Thanks . I think m the only person who have read this from northeast india.

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      A Person 5 years ago

      Is Octopus in plural form Octopuses or Octopi?

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      Jenny 5 years ago

      Why did octopus predicted d 2010 league?

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      Denny 5 years ago

      Why was the octopus predicting 2010 matches

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      That-guy-who-cheats 5 years ago

      hey this will help me on my homework

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      Prominent S. 5 years ago

      It is very interesting knowing a lot about octopus. Thanks men.

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      pysanka 4 years ago

      Since they are inteligent, has anyone found if they are artistic?

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      tracy 4 years ago

      dose anyone have a one of these as a pet

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      Ultimate Hubber 4 years ago

      Skai, yes they can regrow their lost limbs.

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      banana pie 4 years ago

      cool

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      kk 4 years ago

      love the pic but how is the octopus suppose to have babies if the female eats the male

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      Jordy fern 4 years ago

      I LOVE octopuses

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      person 4 years ago

      thanks

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      danielle forsyth 4 years ago

      kwl and very intresting

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      This website has been very helpful to my daughter:)

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      It was quite helpful,but can you please try harder because I would love some more information

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      3 years ago

      cool

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      nagoobalhaa 3 years ago

      where are abt their shape nd eyes nd tooth nad mouth.??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????:p

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      ronak 3 years ago

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