Table of Contents Pages
Appearance and Characteristics
Importance to Humans
Diet and Enemies
Introduction: Page 1
The blue-ringed octopus is one of the ocean’s most fascinating octopuses. There are four different types of blue-ringed octopuses confirmed. Instead of being divided by their sizes, they are divided and named by the distinctive patterns and amount of rings on their bodies. The four confirmed species are the southern blue-ringed octopus, Hapalochlaena maculosa (found only in Australia), the greater blue-ringed octopus, Hapalochlaena lunulata, the blue-lined octopus, Hapalochlaena fasciata, and Hapalochlaena nierstraszi. Although the blue-ringed octopus is not an endangered species, it has a fearsome reputation for being one of the world’s most venomous animals because of its deadly poison, which is powerful enough to kill a person. Beaches in Australia actually display, “Beware of the Blue-Ringed Octopus” signs. Please read on if you want to know more!
Appearance and Characteristics: Page 2
One of the trademark of the incredibly beautiful blue-ringed octopus is the blue rings on the body. This is the reason how the octopus got its name. Typically, they have about 50-60 blue rings covering their small bodies. The blue-ringed octopus is a small, exoctic…
been bitten. This can make it difficult for emergency and medical personnel to find the cause of a patient's distress. In fact, there is some question as to whether the octopus even needs to bite to envenomate a human. In cases with prolonged contact, the venom might pass directly through the skin. While most severe envenomations appear to involve bites, I can report developing mild local neurological symptoms after immersing my hand in sea water in which a large blue-ring had been shipped.…
What is their common and their Genus species name?
The common name of the Octopus Cyanea, also known as the Blue Octopus, is “Octopodidae”. The Genus species name is “Smoothskin Octopus”.
Describe the characteristics of your animal.
The Octopus Cyanea is a marvelous creature. Their color varies, but they are usually a dark color, such as gray or brown. Even though they have a solid color, they have the ability to rapidly change their skin texture and color. The…