Curled octopus

Eledone Cirrhosa
Origin : Wild - Wild
Coastline : Brittany / AtlanticBrittany/Atlantic - Brittany / AtlanticBrittany/Atlantic
Fishing area : Golfe de Gascogne (VIII) - Golfe de Gascogne (VIII)
Recommended minimum size : 14,5 cm

Description : The curled octopus has a broad, ovoid-shaped mantle and can reach a total length (including arms) of up to 50 cm (20 in). The head is narrower than the rest of the body with a filament over each eye. The octopus's colour is yellowish or reddish-orange to reddish-brown dorsally with diffuse rust-brown patches, and white on the underside.

Habitat : It is mainly found at depths between 0 and 150 m (0 and 492 ft) and may occur down to 800 m (2,600 ft). It lives in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, including the English Channel, the North Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Food : The curled octopus feeds on crabs and other large crustaceans, as well as fish.