In a 1st, 17 Octopuses found in Narmada River

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

In what is believed to be the first such instance to be reported, around 17 Octopuses were found in the Narmada River. An official in the know said that the Octopuses may have landed in the estuary during high tide. Apart from the Octopuses, the other marine species that were caught during the survey included several species of fishes including juvenile Hilsa fish. As per the ICAR website, the maximum length of the species reported so far has been 600mm, from the Bay of Bengal. It should be noted that until date, there are no known records of Octopuses being found in the river.

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