Octopus

Order: 
Cephalopoda
Family: 
Octopodidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc. Oval body, without internal shell and with 8 arms provided with 2 rows of suckers. In the center of the arms lies the mouth, armed with strong horny jaws, shaped like a parrot's beak. It can measure up to 1.3 m. It can weigh up to 10 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Gewöhnlicher Krake
France: 
Poulpe
Italy: 
Polpo di scoglio
Portugal: 
Polvo
UK: 
Octopus
Japan: 
Ma-dako tako
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
Gillnets
Pots traps
FAO code: 
OCC
Scientific name: 
Octopus vulgaris
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
33965
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC