The Common Octopus       By Mr. Hughes                       S
What a Common Octopus Looks           LikeS   Soft, bag shaped body with    eight rubbery arms.S   Can change color to mat...
A Common Octopus’s HabitatS   Lives near the shore.S   Likes to live alone.S   Makes a den out of small    spaces like a c...
A Common Octopus’s Diet            S   Its diet includes crabs, lobsters,                clams, and shellfish.            ...
How a Common Octopus Protects           Itself               S   Big fish and moray eels are its                   enemies...
How a Common Octopus             ReproducesS   Female octopuses mate when    they are 2 years old.S   Lays 100,00 eggs at ...
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  1. 1. The Common Octopus By Mr. Hughes S
  2. 2. What a Common Octopus Looks LikeS Soft, bag shaped body with eight rubbery arms.S Can change color to match its surroundings.S Can weigh up to 3 pounds and can be 30 inches long.S Did you know an octopus has 240 suckers on each arm?
  3. 3. A Common Octopus’s HabitatS Lives near the shore.S Likes to live alone.S Makes a den out of small spaces like a cave, rock, or even a tin can.S Did you know that a common octopus has no bones so it can fit in small spaces?
  4. 4. A Common Octopus’s Diet S Its diet includes crabs, lobsters, clams, and shellfish. S Examines food with suckers and then carries food to its mouth. S Sprays poison on its food to paralyze or kill it. S Did you know that a common octopus cleans up its den with its siphon after it eats?
  5. 5. How a Common Octopus Protects Itself S Big fish and moray eels are its enemies. S It does not fight, instead it tries to hide or escape. S Sprays ink to distract enemies. S Did you know that octopuses turn black when they are trying to escape?
  6. 6. How a Common Octopus ReproducesS Female octopuses mate when they are 2 years old.S Lays 100,00 eggs at a time.S Eggs take four to six weeks to hatch.S Did you know that a female octopus dies after her eggs hatch?

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