Fat Tuna



Octopus vulgaris

Its habitat extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the south coast of England to the coast of Senegal. It also occurs in the Azores, the Canary Islands and in Cape Verde.

Conservation Status

A população de peixe-cão poderá ser sensível a um aumento do esforço de pesca.

Principal fishing methods

Handline and bottom Line.


Octopus vulgaris grows to 25 cm in mantle length with arms up to 1 m long. It lives for a couple of years and may weigh up to 15 kg.


All year round



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