​​​ Blue Ring Octopus

Scientific name: Hapalochlaena Maculosa


(Complete at least five of these categories)

Size:
The size is 5 cm long and the arms are 10 cm. The weight is 10-100 g and the average is 55 g. The females are slightly larger than the males.




Physical description
The physical description is rough appearence covered by numerous irregularly arranged wrinkles. Another physical description is 50-60 blue rings cover the dorsal and lateral surfaces if the mantle.



Location in the world
The location in the world is from southern Western Australia to eastern Victoria at depths ranging from 0-50 m.




Diet
The Blue Ring Octopus hunts during the day and they eat small crabs, hermit crabs, shrimp, and occasionally small fishes.



Predators



Young
The Blue Ring Octopus lays 50-100 eggs at once and the female dies shortly after the eggs hatch.



Niche or role in their ecosystem


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The reasources I used

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Marinebio
http://www.marinebio.com/species.asp?id=403
Copyright 1998-2010
March 14, 2010

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Cephalopod Research
http://www.marinebio.com/species.asp?id=403
Copyright May 21, 2006
March 14, 2010

Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/onlinelearningcenter/full_description/greater_blue_ringed_octopus1/
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March 14, 2010
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http://www.underwater.com.au/image.php/id/6490/

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http://www.barwonbluff.com.au/bluff%20life/below%20waves/animals/inverts/molluscs/cephalods/pages/blue%20ring%20octopus.htm

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http://www.barrierreefaustralia.com/text-only/blue_ringed_octopus_text_only.htm