Octopus rubescens

Alternate names: red octopus

Author: Berry, 1953


General: Small body, longs arms, readily change color: mottled or solid-dark red (especially in younger animals), two sucker rows.

Size: Body to 10 cm, arms to around 30 cm.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, juveniles pelagic.

Published depth range: 0 - 300 m

Additional Information


Encyclopedia 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 rubescens (Berry, 1953 ) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Octopus%20rubescens. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.
Copyright © 2015