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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

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Giant pacific octopus Enteroctopus dofleini

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May 31, 2014 09:41 PM PDT

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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jpsilva

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June 15, 2012 12:05 PM WEST

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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jpsilva

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May 23, 2012 11:06 AM WEST

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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jpsilva

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May 15, 2012 04:18 PM WEST

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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jpsilva

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April 3, 2012 09:39 AM WEST

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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sidesplotch

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April 5, 2016 02:35 PM PDT

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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sidesplotch

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April 5, 2016 01:28 PM PDT

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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jpsilva

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January 18, 2012 11:51 AM WET

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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jpsilva

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December 28, 2011 01:24 PM WET

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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jpsilva

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December 26, 2011 04:32 PM WET

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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jpsilva

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December 21, 2011 11:52 AM WET

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common octopus Octopus vulgaris

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jpsilva

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December 14, 2011 11:58 AM WET
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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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