World’s Largest Octopus at SeaQuest Las Vegas, Nevada:
Weighing in at 110 pounds and measuring between 10 to 16 feet, the Giant Pacific Octopus is the world’s largest octopus! Octavis, the ocean giant, joined us at SeaQuest Las Vegas almost three years ago! Octavius is a Giant Pacific Octopus, which is also known as an Enteroctopus dofleini and is an invertebrate (just like the Sea Star that you can also see at SeaQuest Folsom, California).
Next time you visit SeaQuest Las Vegas, Nevada make sure to visit Octavius during feeding time and get the chance to hand-feed his crayfish!
Check out some of our interesting facts about the Giant Pacific Octopus so you are “well-armed” for visiting us at SeaQuest!
- The Largest Giant Pacific Octopus was 30 feet across and was over 600 pounds!
- The Giant Pacific Octopus lives in cold water that is around 46-54 degrees.
- Giant Pacific Octopuses have special chromatophores that change colors and muscles that change textures in their skin so that they can blend into their surroundings and camouflage them from predators.
- The Giant Pacific Octopus is one strong predator! They are 90% muscle and can pull up to 700 pounds!
- Each one of the Giant Pacific Octopus’ tentacles has anywhere from 200 to 300 suctions on each arm!
- Speaking of arms, the Giant Pacific Octopus can regenerate arms if they lose one fighting a predator.
- The Giant Pacific Octopus has the ability to taste and spell by touch, this is known as chemotaxis.
- The Giant Pacific Octopus is a highly intelligent animal! They are known to have learned to solve puzzles, play with toys, and even recognize caregivers!
Come see us and Octavius at SeaQuest Las Vegas, Nevada to learn more about the Giant Pacific Octopus!
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