OCTOPUS HUTTONI INVERTEBRATE
The smaller octopus - octopus huttoni are usually seen about the size of your fist, and tend to be more frequently sighted on night dives as they emerge to feed. They tend to be more fearful compared to other octopus, perhaps realising their size makes them an easy meal for predators. These small octopus make homes out of almost anything, old cans, and bottles that have been discarded, usually found in scallop beds or shells on the ocean floor will often hold octopus.
Seem to be more aggressive than larger species and can bite.
- Scientific Name: Octopus huttoni
- Habitat: Around upper North Island from rock pools to 50m on continental shelf, usually found in scallop beds or shells on the ocean floor will often hold octopus.
- Temperament: Due to smaller size can be agressive and bite
- Size: Up to 57cm in total length.