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    • Cephalopods
    • Octopuses, Squid and Relatives
  • Scientific Names
    • Cephalopoda
  • Spanish
    • Pulpos, calamares y parientes
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    • Cefalópodes
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Recent observations

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Square

What

Cuttlefish Order Sepiida

Observer

john_pereira

Date

April 9, 2013 02:27 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

sidesplotch

Date

May 22, 2016 04:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Giant pacific octopus Enteroctopus dofleini

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 22, 2016

Description

This looked like the remains of a large, mature Enteroctopus dofleini (Giant Pacific Octopus). It looked like it had recently eaten a mussel, as the shell was still there. A gull was nibbling at it when I arrived.

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Photos / Sounds

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

coastalsage

Date

May 22, 2016 04:03 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Day Octopus Octopus cyanea

Observer

maractwin

Date

May 3, 2016 06:04 PM ADT

Photos / Sounds

What

common octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 9, 2012

Description

Copy pasting from observation http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3206287 (which was about the sponge Chondrilla nucula):

Can you spot the tiny Chondrilla nucula sponges attached to the tiles? Well... they were part of an experiment in the context of the EU project below. We were supposed to develop a sponge-farming method (which we actually finally achieved, in a different way though) and tried sponges attached to tiles attached to the substrate, first.

Of course... tiles disappeared :-) Any now you too know why!

Funding from European Commission, Project SPECIAL FP7-KBBE-2010-4-266033

Photos / Sounds

What

Mitre Squid Uroteuthis chinensis

Observer

vicfazio3

Date

May 16, 2016

Description

probably Uroteuthis

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

bmuller

Date

May 15, 2016 12:11 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Day Octopus Octopus cyanea

Observer

davidr

Date

May 14, 2016 02:54 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

sleepypenguin

Date

May 12, 2016 11:52 AM PDT

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Square

What

Cuttlefish Order Sepiida

Observer

stevedaniels

Date

April 23, 2012

Description

Cuttlebone washed up on the beach (not often seen locally).

Photos / Sounds

What

Ram's Horn Squid Spirula spirula

Observer

emily_r

Date

May 12, 2016 05:00 PM NZST
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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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