Crabs, shrimps, and lobsters rank among their favorite foods, though some can attack larger prey, like sharks. Octopuses typically drop down on their prey from above and, using powerful suctions that line their arms, pull the animal into their mouth.
The Giant Pacific Octopus is the largest octopus in the world. Although the average length is 16 feet, it has been known to reach up to 30 feet. Additionally, with an average weight of 110lbs (and a highest recorded weight of 600lbs), they could easily attack a human of average size if they chose to.
Octopuses are carnivores, which means they eat meat. Meals can include clams, shrimp, lobsters, fish, sharks and even birds. Octopuses typically drop down on their prey, envelop it with their arms and pull the animal into their mouth.
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Moray eels, fish, seals, sperm whales, sea otters, and many birds prey on octopuses.
The male Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin is the first known cetacean to die from asphyxiation by octopus, a new study says. He "seems to have been extremely greedy and thought, 'You know what, I'm going to swallow it whole,'" says study leader Nahiid Stephens, a pathologist at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.