Residing in the Pacific Ocean anywhere from
Japan to ,
the blue-ringed octopus is a tiny and beautiful sea creature which is feeds off
of small crabs, shrimp and wounded fish. Described by British zoologist Guy
Coburn Robson in 1929, the blue-ringed octopuses (genus Hapalochlaena) are
three or four octopus species that live in tide pools and coral reefs. At the
size of a golf ball and having a yellowish/brown coloring, they are recognized
as some of the world's most venomous marine animals. Australia
Although small in size, it is easily able to camouflage itself into its surroundings and it has powerful enough venom to kill humans with just one bite and most attacks on humans occur only when the octopus has been picked out of its pool or stepped on. With no known antidote, this makes it the most toxic known sea creature. They can be recognized by their characteristic blue and black rings and yellowish skin. Normally, 50-60 blue rings cover the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the mantle. When agitated or provoked, blue rings or lines appear in the octopus, making it beautiful to look at but deadly to touch and the brown patches darken dramatically, and pulsate within the maculae.
|Tattoo of Blue ringed octopus|
Most of the tattoo lover believes that, octopus tattoo option is appreciate for their personality and in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy, Bond is seduced by Magda, who has a blue-ringed octopus tattoo symbolizing her alliance with Octopussy's Octopus cult.
This deadly little sea creature abide in the Pacific and
Indian Oceans, from Japan
to Australia (mainly around
southern New South Wales and ). South Australia