Range Map of Octopus

octopus range map

Quick Facts

Type: Invertebrate

Diet: Carnivore

Average life span in the wild: 1 to 2 years

Size: 12 to 36 in

Weight: 6.6 to 22 lbs

Octopus Jokes

Q. What do you call a cat with eight legs that likes to swim?

A. An octopuss!

Q. What does an octopus take on a camping trip?

A. Tentacles!

Q. Where do you find a down-and-out octopus?

A. On squid row!


Anatomy of an Octopus

Octopus Anatomy


    • Has two eyes and four pairs of arms


    • Is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda


    • Are solitary animals who make their homes in rocks and coral or dig burrows


    • Only live 12-18 months


    • Has no internal or external skeleton


    • Have a beak


    • Have three hearts


    • Can lose an arm to escape a predator’s grasp and regrow it later with no permanent damage.


  • In addition to changing color, they also adapt the texture of their skin and their body posture to blend in seamlessly with their surroundings. Predators such as sharks, eels, and dolphins swim by without even noticing it.