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Blue Ringed Octopus
Roaming At Night
Some times the Ringed Octopus has to change its habitat to the ocean when the water runs out of its
Why is the Blue Ringed Octopus so deadly?
The Blue Ringed Octopus is so deadly because of its venom can paralyze all the bones in your body including the one that help you breath. (In other ways you can not breath and will suffocate) The Blue Ringed Octopuses venom contains
, 5-hydroxytryptamine, hyaluronidase, tyramine, histamine, tryptamine, octopamine, taurine, acetylcholine, and dopamine.The major neurotoxin part of blue-ringed octopus venom was known as
but was later found to be close to as tetrodotoxin, a neurotoxin which is also found in pufferfish. Tetrodotoxin blocks sodium channels, causing motor paralysis and respiratory arrest within minutes of exposure, leading to cardiac arrest due to a lack of oxygen. The toxin is made by bacteria in the salivary glands of the octopus. (It can kill things very fast)
The Blue Ringed Octopus lives in
or warm shallow water.
are usually found near Japan or Australia. Crabs, seaweed, hermit crabs, craw fish, octopuses, and fish are some animals that are found in
I Blend In With My Habitat
The Blue Ringed octopus is as small as your fist but very poisonous. When hunting/defending, 50-60 blue rings light up to show it is about to attack but when it not hunting it is beige with yellowish-blackish color. The Blue Ringed Octopus is camouflaged in it's habitat by it's rings. The Octopus has three hearts, eight tentacles, blue blood, and its brain is shaped like a donut. It also has suckers on the bottom of its tentacles and a hard beak.
Black And White Octopus
The blue Ringed Octopus only attacks when it is harmed or attacking for food. The Blue Ringed octopus is not aggressive by nature. When one of the Blue Ringed Octopuses' predators is attacking, the octopus will expel black ink to distract its attacker while it uses its tentacles to propel away.
The Blue Ringed Octopus eats wounded fish, and shrimp.
How it kills its prey:
When the Blue Ringed Octopus is attacking prey with a shell it breaks the shell with it’s
and then kills it with its poison, then eats it.
White, Blue, And Yellow Octopus
When the Blue Ringed Octopus is done mating, the male octopus dies shortly afterwords. The female octopus lays 50-100 eggs and the octopus does not eat at this point. After the eggs hatch, the female dies from starvation and the young
start their lives without either of their parents.
Vocabulary from text
: A group of shallow water surrounded rocks with an opening to the ocean.
: A young octopus.
The Octopuses mouth.
Blue Ringed Octopus Without Showing It's Rings
Octopuses And Squids
.New York:Childrens Pres.2005
.New York.Marshall Cavendish Corporation.2004
The Amazing Octopus
.New York.Crabtree Publishing Copmany.2003
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