Maori octopus (Octopus maorum) is the largest octopus in southern Australia and can grow an armspan of up to 3m. Octopus live in rock crevices amongst the kelp canopy and have a hardened “beak” similar to a parrot which they use to bore through the shells of crustaceans and molluscs (pictured here next to a large abalone). Maria Island, Tasmania.


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