Ringed octopus | definition of ringed octopus by Medical dictionary
a venomous mollusc of the order Octopoda with eight tentacles, blue rings around them and a beak which inflicts a bite and provides for the injection of a potent neurotoxin from the salivary glands. Death is due to respiratory failure. Called also Hapalochlaena maculosa.
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Wild Climber arrives in 2004.
This Australian Blue Ringed Octopus
- together with 49 brothers and sisters - has been hatched in captivity for the first time by British scientists.