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The Common Octopus
) is the most studied of all octopus
species. Its natural range extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa. It also occurs off the Azores, Canary
Islands, and Cape Verde Islands.
O. vulgaris grows to 25 cm in mantle length with arms up to 1 m long.
O. vulgaris is caught by bottom trawls on a huge scale off the northwestern coast of Africa. More than 20,000 tonnes are harvested annually.
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