Octopus

Order: 
Cephalopoda
Family: 
Octopodidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc whose body has no shell, has 8 arms or tentacles, each of them has 2 rows of suckers, and is very similar to the octopus common (Octopus vulgaris). The only and very notable external difference is that this octopus possesses under each eye a dark, round, like a huge mole called ocellus and that has earned it the common name of four eyes. Colour: red. Total maximum length 130 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Octopus
France: 
Poulpe mexicain
Italy: 
Polpo messicano
Portugal: 
Polvo
UK: 
Octopus
China: 
墨西哥蛸
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
FAO code: 
OQY
Scientific name: 
Octopus maya
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
23441
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC