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    • Cephalopoda
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Longfin Inshore Squid Doryteuthis pealeii

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Continued small mop of embryos collected in dredge by RV Gemma.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

steves

Date

September 1, 2015 10:51 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Longfin Inshore Squid Doryteuthis pealeii

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Small egg mops are often taken via scallop dredge during the summer. Today there were 4-5, all composed of ~100 capsules.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

enricoschifani

Date

August 30, 2015

Place

Capo Gallo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

common octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

enricoschifani

Date

August 30, 2015

Place

Capo Gallo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Giant pacific octopus Enteroctopus dofleini

Observer

paul_norwood

Date

May 19, 2015

Place

sitka (Google, OSM)

Description

An arm from a dead octopus - about 2 foot section

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 30, 2015 09:08 AM PDT

Description

Eating a crab.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

alejandros

Date

July 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Pict0076

What

Day Octopus Octopus cyanea

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 13, 2015 09:30 AM EET

Photos / Sounds

Observer

glmory

Date

August 23, 2015

Description

Saw it swim under the kelp so I know it is an octopus. Unfortunately all that seems to show up in the photo is the eye.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Short-bodied Squid Lolliguncula brevis

Observer

corychia

Date

October 26, 2005

Description

or Brief Squid

this is my best guess

caught cast netting at night

its small usually with a mantle size under 5 inches

it is common in South Carolina's estuaries and has rounded fins unlike squid that spend more time in the ocean that are more streamline

this squids is an osmoconformer its body adjusts to match the salinity of the water it is in

Photos / Sounds

What

common octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

csavy

Date

July 1, 2015
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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.

No range data available.