Mediterranean Sea, South Coast of England, Senegal Coast, Japanese Coastal Waters, Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde.
At first glance I may look quite scary, but looks are misleading ! I am very shy, and quite scared myself of humans… I am a marine animal, and contrary to mammals, I am an invertebrate. I belong to the family of molluscs. My body is composed of 8 arms, a head and a funnel.
I have 250,000,000 neurones and yes, I am very intelligent ! I can even measure an opening to check if I can fit through ! When I fell threatened I can eject ink or change colour to hide.
MY SCIENTIFIC NAME
WHERE DO I LIVE?
Mediterranean Sea, South Coast of England, Senegal Coast, Japanese Coastal Waters, Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde
Rocks, sandy bottoms
25 cm body and 1 m arm
MY LIFE SPAN
about 2 years
between 100,000 and 500,000 eggs per litter
WHAT DO I EAT?
Crabs and shellfish
MY CONSERVATION STATUS
Coq en Pâte is a French clothing and accessories brand for babies and kids which places ethics in the heart of all creative processes. Coq en Pâte is a great concept store to find eco-friendly and original gift ideas!
Coq en Pâte are supporting NGOs, scientists and associations devoted to wildlife conservation, in France and abroad.
Coq en Pâte finances programs aimed at educating and engaging children in wildlife conservation.
Our textile pieces are made of organic cotton in India in workshops whose manufacturing processes are certified, the stationery and outdoor games are made in France, in Brittany itself, from eco-materials or recycled materials.