Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Cephalopods
    • Octopuses, Squid and Relatives
  • Scientific Names
    • Cephalopoda
  • Spanish
    • Pulpos, calamares y parientes
  • Portuguese
    • Cefalópodes
  • German
    • Kopffüßer
  • Japanese
    • 頭足綱

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

tbarnhart

Date

January 12, 2017 01:18 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

mdettling

Date

January 14, 2017 06:29 PM PST

Description

The identification is based on what others suggested the last time I saw at octopus as this location.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses, Squid and Relatives Class Cephalopoda

Observer

matiascid

Date

November 24, 2016

Description

organismo encontrado en poza intermareal en la playa de cocholgue, presenta 8 tentáculos con ventosas que se proyectan a lo largo de todo el brazo, es de coloración rojiza y de textura blanda.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses, Squid and Relatives Class Cephalopoda

Observer

jose-osses

Date

January 7, 2017

Place

cocholhue (Google, OSM)

Description

cefalópodo de color rojizo, de aproximadamente 15 centímetros de longitud , presenta una gran cabeza de la cual observamos dos ojos ubicados de manera frente lateral, a continuación se extienden 8 tentáculos con numerosas ventosas, organismo encontrado en intermareal rocoso

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses, Squid and Relatives Class Cephalopoda

Observer

catasilvatorres

Date

January 7, 2017

Place

Tome (Google, OSM)

Description

Organismo encontrado en la zona intermareal de coloración rojiza, con textura gelatinosa, blanda y lisa al tacto.
Este ejemplar consta de 8 tentáculos de movilidad independiente cada uno, con numerosas ventosas de gran adhesión y coloración blanca por toda su superficie.

Photos / Sounds

What

Squid Order Teuthida

Observer

fiftygrit

Date

January 15, 2017

Description

DCIM\106GOPRO

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses Order Octopoda

Observer

paloma-becerra

Date

January 7, 2017

Description

Se observa una especie de pulpo en la zona intermareal de la Playa de Cocholgüe. Presenta un manto y 8 extremidades las cuales cuentan con numerosas ventosas de color blanco por toda su superficie. Este pulpo presenta una coloración con tonalidades violetas a rosadas, su manto es de color morado oscuro y sus tentáculos son de un rosado más claro. Su textura corporal es gelatinosa, blanda y lisa, con excepción de la superficie en sus tentáculos cubierta por ventosas.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses Order Octopoda

Observer

madeleinesanjuan

Date

December 7, 2014 12:06 PM CLST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses, Squid & Cuttlefish Subclass Coleoidea

Observer

possumpete

Date

April 21, 2013 10:33 AM AEST

Photos / Sounds

What

Mourning Cuttlefish Sepia plangon

Observer

richardling

Date

April 3, 2010 10:13 PM AEDT

Description

A Mourning Cuttlefish (Sepia plangon)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Reaper Cuttlefish Sepia mestus

Observer

richardling

Date

February 28, 2010 11:00 AM AEDT

Description

A Reaper Cuttlefish (Sepia mestus) with typical red colouration

Photos / Sounds

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What

Australian Giant Cuttlefish Sepia apama

Observer

richardling

Date

January 26, 2010 10:22 AM AEDT

Description

An Australian Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

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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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