Southern Sand Octopus

Octopus kaurna Stranks, 1990

Moderate-sized, elongate octopus. Body may be stretched into a long thin cylinder in some postures. Arms long and narrow, reaching fine points. Colour generally pale orange to maroon red. Foraging animals may display a pale base colour with a long dark red stripe down each side of the body extending along the side arms

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What habitats does Octopus kaurna live in?

Sand substrates in coastal waters to depths of around 50 m

What is the distribution of Octopus kaurna?

Southern Australia from SA to Tasmania

How big does Octopus kaurna grow?

Can grow to around 50cm

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