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    • Cefalópodes
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    • Cephalopods
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    • Cephalopoda
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses Order Octopoda

Observer

nmcnear

Date

August 1, 2015 07:30 AM PDT

Description

Found in kelp during low tide, mantle was about 4-5 cm in length.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Giant pacific octopus Enteroctopus dofleini

Observer

nanorca13

Date

May 4, 2015 01:55 PM PDT

Description

Leg of octopus found on beach. Very fresh.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses, Squid & Cuttlefish Subclass Coleoidea

Observer

julago

Date

April 16, 2015 10:12 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Cuttlefish at aquarium

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 29, 2015

Description

This octopus was regurgitated up by a lingcod. This seem to be there favorite food.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses, Squid & Cuttlefish Subclass Coleoidea

Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 16, 2013

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses, Squid & Cuttlefish Subclass Coleoidea

Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 16, 2013

Photos / Sounds

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What

Big Blue Octopus Octopus cyaneus

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

June 23, 2015 10:30 AM EET

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

sarah18

Date

July 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Mototi octopus Amphioctopus siamensis

Observer

blogie

Date

January 7, 2012 12:52 PM CST

Description

Officially called the poison ocellate octopus, this was the very first mototi octopus I saw on a dive, at around 20m depth. There was a vigorous current blowing and this little critter had sought refuge between the arms of a chocolate chip sea star.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bigfin Reef Squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana

Observer

blogie

Date

May 11, 2012 10:32 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cuttlefish Order Sepiida

Observer

blogie

Date

November 26, 2011 09:39 AM CST

Description

These two individuals were tiny, measuring about 4cm long. Depth was around 20m.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Broadclub Cuttlefish Sepia latimanus

Observer

blogie

Date

December 1, 2013 03:59 PM CST

Description

This cuttlefish let me approach really closely, at a depth of less than 5m on a day dive.

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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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