I was chatting on a REEF forum and mentioned that even O vulgaris has a short life span, but somewhat longer than other octopus species. One member stated: "octopus in the wild would live allot longer than a year or so - the lifespan you are referring to is in consideration of being kept in a captive envioronment - this animal doesn't survive close to its full life expectancy in captivity - this is what I read." Is the above statement true? I did not state that an octopus would live "a year or so" but the member referred to "a year or so", and states that octupus would live alot longer in captivity than in the wild. Is this true? Of course life span will vary depending on captivity factors, but what is the wild life expectancy of O vulgaris and O bimac? Do octopus in captivity live nowhere as long to their natural life expectancy?