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Transcript of Flapjack Octopus
• Kingdom - Animalia
• Phylum - Mollusca
• Class - Cephalopoda
• Order - Octopoda
• Family - Opisthoteuthidae
• Genus - Opisthoteuthis
• Species - O. californiana
Scientific Name ~ Opisthoteuthis californiana
What is it
~ The flapjack octopus is one of 14 species in the Opisthoteuthis genus
~ Not much is known about them because they live in deep depths of the ocean.
~ They can grow up to 20 cm.
~They usually appear as a transparent dark red.
~ they have a beak under their tentacles, ear flaps, large eyes.
~ They have 8 jointed legs which are fixed together in an umbrella shape which helps them swim in deep water.
~ when moving threw water their gelatinous body spreads like a parachute.
~The Flapjack preys on small fishes, shrimp, and plank-tonic crustaceans.
~ They also eat Small easy to catch animals like Marine Worms.
~They can lay up to 225- 475 eggs one time.
~ They reproduce just like any other octopus would
The flapjack octopus is worldly known as Pearl from Finding Nemo.
Their bodies are
They are found on the coast
of Southern California and Japan in the Deep Sea.
They are also found in the northwestern, and northeastern
To escape predators, octopuscan obtain poison and can flatten themselves to camoflouge with the sea floor.
~ Their gelatinous body spreads into a parachute shape when maneuvering through dimly lit water
They swim by moving their fins and pulsing their webbed arms to push threw dim lit water.