Maori Octopus

Macroctopus maorum
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Macroctopus maorum
Other names New Zealand Octopus
Size Up to 2 m (6.56 ft)
Weight Up to 12 kg (26.4 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal to deep ocean waters amongst sandy, silty & rubble areas often near reef
Depth Range 0 - 550 m (1,804 ft)
Maori Octopus Distribution