Caribbean Reef Octopus

Caribbean Reef Octopus, Octopus briareus

Night Prowler: Caribbean Reef Octopus

March 22, 2012

Seems like a good day to share some video of a beautiful creature: the Caribbean Reef Octopus, Octopus briareus. Because of its Houdinilike ability to rapidly alter its wealth of chromatophores (pigment-filled skin organs) into a moveable mosaic of delightful patterns coupled with the species’ acrobatic nature, we rank this fine fellow high on our list of favorites. Adding to its allure, the species is only found at night after it emerges from the reef to search for a dinner … Read more