Species Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)

A very common octopus in most of its distribution area. Roundish head and body, very mimetic and variable in colours. Long legs with two rows of suction cups underside. Can be confused with Callistoctopus macropus which has longer legs, longish head and body and white spots all over it. Eledone cirrhosa is also very similar, whitish in color, but usually with only one row of suction cups under the legs.


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Species profile
  • Is marine

Vernacular names for species Octopus vulgaris

Albanianlikurishtja, oktapodi i zakonshëm, tetëkëmbëshiWorms, Worms, Worms
Catalanpop roquer, pop ver, pop roquerWorms, Worms, Worms
Czechchobotnice pobřežníWorms
Danishalmindelig ottearmet blæksprutteWorms
Dutch; Flemishgewone achtarm, achtarm, gewone octopus, kraak, gewoone octopusWorms, Worms, Worms, Worms, Worms
Englishcommon octopus, scuttle, common Atlantic octopus, common European octopusWorms, Worms, Worms, Worms
Frenchpoulpe commun, poulpe de roche, pieuvre, poulpe, pieuvre communeWorms, Worms, Worms, Worms, Worms
Germangemeiner Krake, gewöhnlicher Krake, Krake, Gemeiner Octopus, PolypWorms, Worms, Worms, Worms, Worms
Italianpolpo di scoglio, polpo comuneWorms, Worms
Japanesema-dako tako, マダコWorms, Worms
Polishośmiornica zwyczajnaWorms
Portuguesepolvo-vulgar, polvo comumWorms, Worms
Russianobiknovenniy shprot, obiknovenniy osminogWorms, Worms
Spanishpulpo común, pulpo, pulpo de rocaWorms, Worms, Worms
Swedishattaarmade bläckfiskarWorms
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