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octopus

[ok′təpəs]
any of numerous carnivorous marine mollusks having eight tentacles.

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octopus

a mollusc in the order Octopoda which has eight legs and eats crustaceans and shellfish.

blue-ringed octopus
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They were looking for food While there have been anecdotal reports of octopuses leaping from rock pool to rock pool at low tide to grab a snack, this hasn't included the curled octopus (Eledone cirrhosa) found on New Quay beach.
Caption: Two larger Pacific striped octopuses mate beak-side to beak-side, defying what people thought they knew about octopus intimacy.
Octopuses were identified as North Pacific giant octopus on the basis of characteristics presented in Jorgensen (2009).
The A-T bias in the nucleotide sequences of codon regions has been reported previously for other species of octopuses, suggesting that the mitochondrial DNA is under directional selection toward A-T (Barriga-Sosa et al.
Octopuses that have been found to be free of nuclear substances are already on sale in Fukushima and its neighboring prefecture Miyagi.
The mean PARP levels in the brain of the octopuses in each group were calculated and the groups were statistically compared using analysis of variance (ANOVA).
Octopuses lack bones, so they rely on a hydrostatic skeleton, which uses water pressure instead of bones, to prop themselves up and give their arms strength.
Baby octopuses are the easiest to cook -- just fry them after marinating them for some time in lemon juice, chilli powder and salt.
Octopuses are highly intelligent, probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates.
Octopuses are thought to be highly intelligent crea-tures-the most intelligent of all invertebrates.
Octopuses are renowned for having three hearts, blue blood and the ability to alter their skin complexion in the blink of an eye.
Giant Pacific octopuses live for three to five years and can grow to weights of 100 pounds as adults.