The octopus is a very intelligent creature. He is able to change colors in an environment as a defense mechanism.
The octopus is a highly intelligent sea creature. It can grow up to ten feet long, and weigh up to fifty pounds. The octopus has a bag shaped head and eight stinging legs.
The octopus can be found in most tropical waters around the world. It lives mainly on the bottom of the ocean and is a solitary creature. It is able to change colors to blend in with its surroundings as a defense mechanism.
This eight armed brilliant creature does it’s hunting usually at night. Its diet consists of crabs, crayfish, and mollusks these are his favorites. He uses he long tentacle arms to crawl around on the ocean floor in search of food. When he finds his meal he uses his long tongue, which are covered with sharp teeth, to suck and ripe food apart, then digest it.
The octopus mates anytime of the year, the male and female mates by the male sending fertilizer down his tentacles into the female. The female will then lay up to 150,000 eggs which she stand guard and defends them for four to six weeks. The female does not eat while waiting for her eggs to hatch. The female will usually die of starvation, after the young have hatched. When the young hatch, they grow very fast and become an adult octopus within six months.
In some areas of the world, the octopus no longer exists due to commercial fishing. But, in other parts of the world there seems to be no threat to the octopus’s population.