Size: Body to 14 cm, arms to 30 cm.
General: Muscular, tan-orange, large eyes (which look orange on video), deep webs (making the arms appear short compared to O. rubescens), raised patches/papillae may be seen over body and arms.
Ocean range (global): Gulf of Alaska to Baja Califonia, and possibly Sea of Japan, Russia.
Published depth range: 100 - 900 m
Habitat description: Benthic.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Norman, M (2000). Cephalopods, A World Guide. Conchbooks, Hackenheim, Germany. 318 pp.
Citation: Octopus californicus (Berry, 1911) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Octopus%20californicus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.