The Enteroctopus Dofleini is the Giant Pacific Octopus

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The Enteroctopus dofleini, also known as the Giant Pacific Octopus, is an octopus which can range from 3 to 5 meter from top of the head to the tip of its arms (9.75 feet to 16 feet) and its arm range is typically six feet long. The Giant Pacific octopus is reddish brown and on average is 132 pounds. The body of the octopus is bulb-shaped and contains all of the its organs and its mouth. The mouth is found on the underside, where the arms converge. In the center of the mouth is a beak that is made of keratin, the same material that is in the human fingernail and the rhinoceros horn. The beak is used for killing prey and to bite food as it eats. The Giant Pacific octopus can be found in Northern Pacific waters. Its range is from southern California to Alaska's coast. Then it can to travels down the tail of the Aleutian Islands and west, over to Japan's coast, before going down near Korea. They prefer cool water temperatures, about 60 degrees fahrenheit or lower. The water depth in which they live ranges from the shallow, coastal waters to about 330 feet deep. The Pacific octopus is a benthic creature. The Giant Pacific octopus lives under rocks, in caves, and under man made objects. They rarely stay in one of their dens for over a month and choose locations that have many entrances. To eat prey, the Giant Pacific octopus are equipped with an organ called the salivary papilla which is covered with small teeth. This allows them to break through shells. It also
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