Types of Octopuses
Octopus Species Index
- Octopus Species
There are seven species of bears that remain on the Earth today. While they are all similar in basic ways, there are enough differences for them to each have their own category as well as name.
- Atlantic Pygmy Octopus
The Atlantic Pygmy Octopus is very small, only about 5 ½ inches in length overall. Over 3 inches of that is the arms so the mantle part of the body isn’t very much to work with at all.
- Blue Ringed Octopus
The Blue-Ringed Octopus is one that has a trademark feature about it. They have rings of blue that are around their bodies.
- California Two-Spot Octopus
The California Two-Spot Octopus offers a very distinct appearance. It is also known by the name Bimac Octopus.
- Caribbean Reef Octopus
The Caribbean Reef Octopus is one that has a fascinating look to it. The combination of blue and green color is something that gets people’s attention
- Common Octopus
There can be quite a difference in the sizes of the Common Octopus. Some of them are only about 12 inches long while others are three times that at 36 inches in length.
- East Pacific Red Octopus
There is a good chance you have heard of the East Pacific Red Octopus. They are small in size and have a body that is about three times smaller than the length of their eight arms.
- Mimic Octopus
They aren’t very large Octopus with an overall length of two feet when they are fully grown. They have a normal coloring that spans many spans of brown and white.
- North Pacific Giant Octopus
The winner of being the largest of all Octopus species in the world is the North Pacific Giant. This one can be close to 150 pound when it is fully mature and be as long as 15 feet.
- Seven-Arm Octopus
What makes the Seven-Arm Octopus stand out from the other 300 species is that it has one less arm than they all do. Well, that is how it appears anyway.