Ex­traor­di­nary mem­bers of the oc­to­pus fam­ily

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Gi­ant Pa­cific oc­to­pus

Found in tem­per­ate Pa­cific wa­ters, these oc­to­puses are the largest species out there; their arms can span up to around five me­tres.

Blue ringed oc­to­pus

At the size of a golf ball, this oc­to­pus may look adorable, but it con­tains enough venom – 1,000 times more pow­er­ful than cyanide – to kill 26 hu­mans!

Dumbo oc­to­pus

So named for their large ‘fins’, which re­sem­ble the dis­ney ele­phant’s ears, these crit­ters live in the deep ocean at around 4,800 me­tres be­low the sur­face.

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