Briareus

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  1. cr3w66

    cr3w66 Cuttlefish Registered

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    Can someone tell me how big Octopus Briareus can get? I have looked across the web and have gotten several very different answers...
    Also if anyone knows the longest living species of dwarf or pygmy octo, can you let me know?
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  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    The maximum size for briareus is probably about a 5-inch mantle, 24-inch arms. I've seen adults smaller than that, of course.

    Most pygmies that I know of have short lives, maybe 6-8 months.

    Nancy
     
  3. 3000gtman

    3000gtman O. bimaculoides Registered

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    the briareus octo i had for 14 months grew to about a 32 inch arm span when i measured her after she passed. she was wild caught but i gave her a good home and had her for a long time. if you have any other questions please ask
    greg
     

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