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SIZE Octopus are different sizes. The smallest octopus, the California octopus, is the size of a dime. This is about the size of a snail. The largest is the Pacific octopus. It is nine meters. This is as big as a bus!
SMART Octopuses use tools like rocks for its den. They are really smart and remember where their home is at. It sprays water to clean its den.
SWIMMING Octopuses can swim. They squeeze water out of a tube called a siphon. This makes the octopus move. They can also move by creeping and crawling.
ARMS Octopuses use their arms for many things. They have eight arms. They use them to eat, to build a shelter, and for mating. They can even open jars with them!
SUCKERS There are two rows of suckers on each arm. Suckers are round. They stick to rocks and taste food with their suckers.
INK They protect themselves by spraying ink to hide in. Sometimes they change colours to reflect the same color of where they are. Predators cant see them.
DIET Octopuses are predators. They eat meat. They use their arms to catch and eat fish, clams, shrimp, lobsters and crabs. Their mouth is in the bottom of their body. It is a sharp beak. They use it to crack shells.
POISONOUS Some octopuses have poison. The blue ringed octopus is the size of a golf ball but it is very dangerous.
EGGS The mother octopus lays eggs. They hang in strings from the roof of the den. The mother cares for them until they hatch.