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    • Cephalopods
    • Octopuses, Squid and Relatives
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    • Cephalopoda
  • Spanish
    • Pulpos, calamares y parientes

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Recent observations

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What

European squid Loligo vulgaris

Observer

th0th

Date

October 13, 2014

Description

Freshly caught 30 feet off the dock. Yummy!

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

esler

Date

February 2, 2014

Description

Octopus about 18cm. Swam past as I was walking through shallow water

Photos / Sounds

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tonyw

Date

August 23, 2013

Description

Octopus (first I've ever seen in wild), swimming rapidly across pool between rocks, then landing on bottom, then retreating behind seaweed.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

stho002

Date

June 8, 2013

Description

Under a large rock in wasteland area.

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meurkc

Date

April 23, 2013

Description

washed up on beach

Photos / Sounds

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john_barkla

Date

June 10, 2012

Description

Dead on sandy beach. About 1 m in length.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

emanning

Date

November 16, 2002

Description

My first and only sighting of an octopus on tiri. It was travelling along the seabed off the end of the jetty. There was absolutely no ripple on the water - you could see straight down to the bottom with no distortion, have never seen it like that since.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common octopus Pinnoctopus cordiformis

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 19, 2009 04:04 PM NZST

Description

Kerry-Jayne Wilson wrestled this large octopus out from under a ledge in a large tide pool for the students to see. It then slithered back home, none too pleased with the attention. It was a magnificent animal.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

common octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

josenunez

Date

August 20, 2001

Description

Octopus vulgaris

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

October 7, 2014 03:43 PM PDT

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Square

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

dpom

Date

October 7, 2014 01:02 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

nautilus scrobiculatus Allonautilus scrobiculatus

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

October 20, 2005

Description

Here are two shells of a rare species of Nautilus, Nautilus scrobiculatus, known as Crusty Nautilus. It has a restricted range in Papua New Guinea.

Since I do not know its collection data and locality, I'm stating here when I observed these shells at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (now of Drexel University).

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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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