Common Octopus

Common Octopus

The Common Octopus at SEA LIFE Brighton is the cheekiest 8 armed creature we've ever met. Octopus are very intelligent animals, in fact they are the most intelligent of all invertebrates, and are as smart as a dog! Put that together with their amazing agility and you’ve got an animal that finds it easy to escape! We have to keep our wits about us!

In the wild the common octopus eats small fish called Sprats and soft crabs. They have no bones but do have a beak in the middle of their arms which is very powerful.

Things to Do

  • Discover how our Octopus like to decorate his home
  • Find out why his favourite food is shell fish & crustaceans
  • Learn all about why he lives with us
  • Spot his big powerful suckers!
  • See his long arms grabbing and touching all around him!

Fishy facts 1 of 3

Plan your visit

Plan your visit

Your day out at SEA LIFE

Octopus photos

Octopus photos

30 images


Opening Hours

10am - 5pm

Last admission 4pm

Schools & Groups

0871 222 6934
Calls cost 13p per minute plus your provider's access charge

Plan Your Visit

Join SEA LIFE for news and special offers!

Subscribe »
Find us on