Scientific Name: Hapalochlaena maculosa
Description: Generally a timid animal, the Blue-ringed Octopus hides in crevices during the day, emerging mainly at night to hunt out crabs. The distinctive blue rings appear when the octopus feels threatened.
Please note: Care should be taken to avoid accidental encounters with this octopus by always watching where hands are going in rockpools.
Where to find: Intertidal Reefs, Seagrass, Seagrass