Fine art illustration of a California Two-Spot Octopus. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The California Two-Spot Octopus was completed on 9.14.2010. One thing I find so interesting about octopus is their relatively minor changes in appearances from the miniscule to the massive. Generally, you can look at an animal and have some idea of it's scale. But a tiny octopus, such as the deadly Blue Ringed , isn't that much different from a massive one like the Giant Pacific and it's hard to tell how large an octopus is unless there is some item nearby to give some indication of scale.
The California Two-Spot Octopus, also called the Bimac Octopus, is native to the waters off the coast of California, but are also found in Eastern Pacific and East Africa and south to the Great Barrier Reef. The name comes from the two eye-like spots found on each side of it's head. They are smaller cephalopods, reaching only about a seven inch body size and arms about twenty inches long. For this reason they are often kept as pets. They do not live long, usually no more than two years.