Octopus cyanea Gray 1849
day octopus

Family Octopodidae - octopuses

The day octopus, Octopus cyanea, is so called because it most active during the day. It has a range of colours and textures which can change rapidly. In some colour states there appears to be a false eye at the tentacle base. The dark brown tentacle tips have two irregular rows of white spots.

Distribution =   Indo-Pacific, northern Australia
Max size =   arm to 80cms