Giant Pacific Octopus

tan octopus emerges from the rocks
Giant Pacific Octopus. NOAA.

Quick Facts
Type: Mollusk

Diet: Carnivore: Crustaceans, mollusks, fish

Average lifespan: 4–5 years

Average size: Up to 30 ft.

Average weight: 60 lb.

Did You Know?
Giant Pacific octopuses have a compressible body, which means that they are able to fit through openings only slighlty larger than their beaks!

Last updated: November 9, 2018