Frogtopi generally habitat shallow waters inland near rivers and estuaries but on rare occasions can be spotted off the coast for reasons that have not yet been fully determined.
Their diet encompasses a wide variety of fish, insects and small birds that live near the river banks or in marshy area. They are thought to be very elusive and intelligent creatures, using a variety of techniques for capturing prey including hiding in well positioned locations near popular feeding spots or blending in with their natural environment, and using their tentacles to mimic prey or transfix them in an apparent hypnotic state.
A prime frogtopus specimen as captured by Animangles:
For other variations see *Octoadpus