Classification
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  • English
    • Cephalopods
    • Octopuses, Squid and Relatives
  • Scientific Names
    • Cephalopoda
  • Spanish
    • Pulpos, calamares y parientes
  • Portuguese
    • Cefalópodes
  • German
    • Kopffüßer
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Giant pacific octopus Enteroctopus dofleini

Observer

ravicwhs

Date

November 19, 2016 11:53 AM PST

Description

Sitting still in the very corner of the tank. Almost like it was trying to hide or sleep.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

muir

Date

November 13, 2016 05:54 PM WET

Place

Essaouira (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

claudiapogoreutz

Date

December 9, 2015 05:02 PM AST

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Observer

budak

Date

August 18, 2012 05:43 AM SGT

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Observer

budak

Date

August 18, 2012 05:40 AM SGT

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

joe_cutler

Date

November 14, 2016 05:14 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

September 21, 2016 11:30 AM BST

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Date

November 14, 2016 05:20 PM PST

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Observer

claudiapogoreutz

Date

November 26, 2016 08:00 AM AST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

September 19, 2016 12:30 PM EET

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Market Squid Doryteuthis opalescens

Observer

ewrunn1ng

Date

November 28, 2016 08:50 AM PST

Description

People jigging for squid off the pier. Several visible on the ends of the lines.

Photos / Sounds

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What

European Common Cuttlefish Sepia officinalis

Observer

mnolito

Date

November 26, 2016 11:51 AM CET
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Description from Wikipedia

A cephalopod is any member of the molluscan class Cephalopoda (Greek plural κεφαλόποδα (kephalópoda); "head-feet"). These exclusively marine animals are characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a set of arms or tentacles (muscular hydrostats) modified from the primitive molluscan foot. Fishermen sometimes call them inkfish, referring to their common ability to squirt ink. The study of cephalopods is a branch of malacology known as teuthology.

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