As one of the most fished varieties in Morocco, the octopus stands among the emblematic species in the Moroccan coasts. It is popular among all consumers, rich in nutrients, and plays an important role in the body’s equilibrium. Morocco ranks among the world’s leading octopus exporters.
The octopus is a marine invertebrate of the cephalopod family that can be recognised by its 8 tentacles of equal size, lined with two rows of suction cups. This shell-less mollusk is considered one of the most intelligent of its kind and measures between 5 cm and 3 meters in length.
Generally, the octopus lives in the coastal waters of warm and temperate seas. It has a benthic way of life and takes shelter in rocky crevices.