Classification
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  • English
    • Cephalopods
    • Octopuses, Squid and Relatives
  • Scientific Names
    • Cephalopoda
  • Spanish
    • Pulpos, calamares y parientes
  • Portuguese
    • Cefalópodes
  • German
    • Kopffüßer
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Squid Order Teuthida

Observer

swalmsley

Date

October 23, 2010 03:38 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Copyright infringement square

What

Octopuses, Squid & Cuttlefish Subclass Coleoidea

Observer

muaddib

Date

March 8, 2016 07:58 AM MST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Caribbean Reef Squid Sepioteuthis sepioidea

Observer

jackmorley

Date

July 20, 2016 11:48 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

luca63

Date

August 16, 2016

Description

un individuo tra le rocce, -5m

Photos / Sounds

What

Caribbean Reef Octopus Octopus briareus

Observer

catta

Date

November 10, 2014

Place

Belize, BZ (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Octopuses, Squid and Relatives Class Cephalopoda

Observer

mckittre

Date

August 20, 2016 09:33 AM AKDT

Description

The first one of these I've ever seen. My son stepped on one of its arms, then carried it around in a clamshell for awhile, watching it breathe and change from white to red and back again. The first thing we saw this morning, right near the dock.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

neneana

Date

January 10, 2016 03:53 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

zanskar

Date

August 14, 2016 09:37 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

What

European Common Cuttlefish Sepia officinalis

Observer

bioblogo

Date

January 3, 2015 02:59 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 18, 2016 05:53 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

mnolito

Date

August 14, 2016 06:07 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common octopus Macroctopus maorum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 18, 2016 01:42 PM NZST

Description

After 2 weeks of waging war on wattle (Acacia longifolia) and not much Nature Watching, it was wonderful to be back in the moana and within 5 minutes come across a wheke as usual.

Seeing as they are quite common I guess that is why the english name is the common octopus - that would be right @pjd1 ? *LOL*

Orange eyes = the common octopus or Macroctopus maorum

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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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