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|Bottom of the Ocean||1,000 Bells|
|About 18 inches||Medium, fast|
|Time of year||Time of day|
| March to July,|
September to January
|Scientific name||Octopus rubescens|
|Regional names|| Polpo |
- "I got an octopus! Find out about it on my podcast!" —New Leaf
Donation to the museum
In New Leaf
"Many people think octopuses have eight legs, but those are not legs. Their tentacles are actually arms. They have a strange anatomy, with their head located between their body and arms. The flexible arms are perfect for catching all kinds of crab, shrimp, and shellfish, especially in reefs. When attacked by predators, octopuses emit a black ink that spreads through the water. This greatly reduces visibility and allows them to escape, making them highly skilled at disappearing."
- Main article: Octopus on Wikipedia
Octopus rubescens generally grows to a mantle length of 8–10 cm, and arm length of 30–40 cm. Adult weight is generally 100-150 grams, however occasionally animals up to 400 grams in weight have been observed. Like all octopi, O. rubescens can change its color and texture, making its appearance highly variable. Color can vary from a deep brick red, to brown, to white, or mottled mixtures of the three. The octopus from the Animal Crossing series is the East Pacific Red Octopus.