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

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

canaryrockfish

Date

June 24, 2016 10:45 AM PDT

Description

located on shell bottom 38 feet. It was probably clearing the area under the rock because the rock was moving up and down. It came out a bit.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

moonlightrunner

Date

June 8, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

June 23, 2016 04:38 PM NZST

Description

First time I have seen 2 wheke together. The one on the right I spotted first then the one on the left stretched out it's tentacles to grab my camera - no wonder a person in Wellington had their camera stolen by a wheke!

The one on the right gave the one on the left a twack and they both retreated back under the rocks.

The last photo shows both sets of tentacles.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

victormanvic

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 23, 2016 07:46 AM PDT

Description

Very large one, but I think not a Giant Pacific (alas).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

rayf2010

Date

June 8, 2016

Place

Cabrillo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Caribbean Reef Squid Sepioteuthis sepioidea

Date

June 6, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Longfin Inshore Squid Doryteuthis pealeii

Observer

alorenz

Date

June 17, 2016 05:53 PM ADT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Day Octopus Octopus cyanea

Observer

davidr

Date

June 18, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ram's Horn Squid Spirula spirula

Observer

emily_r

Date

June 17, 2016 01:12 PM NZST

Description

Highlands Intermediate CoastBlitz Tapuae

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ram's Horn Squid Spirula spirula

Observer

kah-a12

Date

June 17, 2016 01:05 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ram's Horn Squid Spirula spirula

Observer

oakura

Date

June 15, 2016 09:51 AM 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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