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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Caribbean Reef Squid Sepioteuthis sepioidea

Observer

sarka

Date

May 4, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Squid Order Teuthida

Observer

stevedaniels

Date

May 12, 2015

Description

I saw about twenty of these free swimming individuals in shallow waters and I presume them to be newly hatched squid. The most common local species is Loligo vulgaris. Their method of locomotion (shown in a video at https://vimeo.com/128562599) is a sort of backwards wriggle somewhat reminiscent of someone trying to squirm down into a duvet with their hands behind their backs. If anyone has any experience with Mediterranean squid I''d love to know more about their lives.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common octopus Pinnoctopus cordiformis

Observer

marcelohj

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

marcelohj

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

What

Pulpos Family Octopodidae

Observer

nelsonb

Date

May 9, 2015 09:37 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Squid Order Teuthida

Observer

kiloueka

Date

December 12, 2013 08:34 PM PST

Place

Avalon Bay (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

darellano

Date

May 9, 2015 09:53 AM PDT

Place

Slough Rd (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

jdiamond2014

Date

May 9, 2015 09:55 AM PDT

Place

Slough Rd (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Octopuses Order Octopoda

Observer

jadejazmin

Date

May 9, 2015 09:55 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

awalmsley

Date

May 9, 2015 09:38 AM PDT

Place

Slough Rd (Google, OSM)

Description

Small
Hiding under rock
Can change colors and camouflage itself to look like a leaf

Photos / Sounds

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

sarahebe

Date

May 9, 2015 09:54 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

joearg

Date

May 9, 2015 09:41 AM PDT
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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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