Hapalochlaena lunulata


In general, the three blue-ringed octopus species that are listed on the classification page are found in the Indian Ocean and in the western regions of the Pacific Ocean.  Hapalochlaena lunulata are specifically found along the northern coast of Australia and in the tropical regions of the Pacific Ocean.  I've modified a map to highlight the areas that they are found in.  Clicking on the map below will take you to the original picture.



 The greater blue-ringed octopus lives in an shallow, aquatic environment, much like the sea cucumber.  They live in coral reefs and other rocky areas.  Because they are soft-bodied organisms, then tend to stay hidden, either around its home or within discarded plastic bottles that have made their way to the ocean from pollution.





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