Octopus

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Octopus
A large octopus battles Lem and Valeros underwater.
(Creature)
Type Animal
(aquatic)
CR 1
Environment Temperate or cold ocean
Alignment
Adjective Octopean, octopoid
Images of octopuses

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 219

An octopus is an aquatic cephalopod mollusc with large eyes and four pairs of tentacled arms. It is capable of emitting clouds of dark ink underwater and jetting through water, and it has a venomous bite. Some octopuses can grow to giant sizes, with tentacles as long as 20 feet.[1]

Ecology

Octopuses, as well as their giant variants, sometimes serve as animal companions.[2] Aquatic elves are particularly known to befriend octopuses.[3]

On Golarion

Octopuses are among the most common sea life caught and sold by fisherfolk on Golarion.[4] They also live in the midnight zone of ocean depths.[5]

Giant octopuses are known to roam the ruins of Azlant[6] and Embaral Ocean.[7]

Variants

Giant octopus
Giant octopuses ruin an Eagle Knights river crossing.
(Creature)
Type Animal
(aquatic)
CR 8
Environment Any ocean
Alignment
Adjective Octopean, octopoid
Images of giant octopuses

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 219

Giant octopuses are far larger than their more common kin and eat much larger prey, including humanoids and sharks.[1]

A blue-ringed octopus sometimes serves as a spellcaster's familiar.[2][8]

Similar creatures

Cecaelias have the upper bodies of humanoids and lower bodies of an octopus.[7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 219. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson, et al. (2013). Animal Archive, p. inside front cover. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-487-7
  3. Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson, et al. (2013). Animal Archive, p. 5. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-487-7
  4. Amber E. Scott and Mark Seifter. (2017). Aquatic Adventures, p. 13. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-944-8
  5. Amber E. Scott and Mark Seifter. (2017). Aquatic Adventures, p. 48. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-944-8
  6. Amber E. Scott and Mark Seifter. (2017). Aquatic Adventures, p. 10. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-944-8
  7. 7.0 7.1 Amber E. Scott and Mark Seifter. (2017). Aquatic Adventures, p. 14. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-944-8
  8. Jason Bulmahn, et al. (2011). Ultimate Magic, p. 117. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-299-9

External links

  • Octopus (real-life animal) on Wikipedia