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Updated 11/11/2013

Family Octopodidae

HAWAII

Callistoctopus ornatus

Makai Pier, Oahu, 10 feet

 

Waikiki, Oahu

Waikiki, Oahu

 



Ma'alaea Bay,Maui

ORNATE or NIGHT OCTOPUS    HE'E PULOA

Common on shallow reefs at night.  Long arms with white dots and lines forming ridges.  An aggressive species that delivers a painful bite if handled.  Attains length of at least 3 feet.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Octopus ornatus.