Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

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Day Octopus Octopus cyanea

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February 7, 2016 12:58 AM HST

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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graceg

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February 7, 2016 04:04 PM PST

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Day Octopus Octopus cyanea

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maractwin

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January 24, 2016 07:15 PM PGT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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kestrel

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February 6, 2016 04:30 PM PST

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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loarie

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February 6, 2016 05:32 PM UTC

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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gbentall

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February 6, 2016 01:18 PM PST

Description

This guy was not happy with me. Sorry octopus!

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Broadclub Cuttlefish Sepia latimanus

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maractwin

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January 24, 2016 09:09 AM PGT

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Broadclub Cuttlefish Sepia latimanus

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lovelyclemmy

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December 28, 2015 12:00 PM AWST

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Broadclub Cuttlefish Sepia latimanus

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lovelyclemmy

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December 23, 2015 11:30 AM AWST

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Ram's Horn Squid Spirula spirula

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lisa_bennett

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January 17, 2016

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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mrpmarinebio

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January 20, 2015

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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scubale

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September 28, 2014

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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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