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Octopus vulgaris

French: pieuvre

Octopus is related to squid, cuttlefish and other mollusks. It ranges in size from a few centimetres to the dimensions of the giant octopus whose arms can measure up to 10 metres.
  • Order of octopods, from the main genus "octopus"
  • A cephalopod mollusk having 8 arms or tentacles equipped with suction cups
  • Habitat: rocky hollows or recesses near the coastline
  • Fished from May to August in cold Atlantic coastal and precoastal waters as it returns to watercourses to spawn.


Photo : ID 26036933 / Alexander Raths / MSCOMM 

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