Most scalefish are measured from the nose to the end of the tail. Get your scalefish measuring ruler or sticker at any Service Tasmania outlet.
blue ring octopus, blue-ringed octopus, southern blue ringed octopus, lesser blue ringed octopus
A small greyish to brownish coloured octopus with a pattern of blue rings and markings. The rings will fluoresce bright neon blue when the octopus is under threat.
Found on shallow rocky shorelines in tidal pools and reef flats out to deeper waters up to 60 metres.
Exercise extreme caution as this octopus can inflict an extremely poisonous bite. Be careful if turning over dead shells or other objects in coastal rock pools.
Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
GPO Box 44
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Level 1, 134 Macquarie St