A to Z Cephalopods: B for Blue Ringed Octopus

© 2013 Sylvia Liu

Blue Ringed Octopus facts:

  • Blue ringed octopi generally use their colors for camouflage, but when they feel threatened, they flash their bright blue rings
  • Only 5-8 inches large, it's venom is deadly enough to kill humans, by paralyzing them and making it impossible to breath

(For those of you who get my posts by email, sorry for this duplicate. I decided to separate each image into its own post, so I had to create this new post.)

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