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Temporal range: 323.2 – 0 Ma
Late Carboniferous – recent
The common octopus, Octopus vulgaris.
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Cless: Cephalopoda
Superorder: Octopodiformes
Order: Octopoda
Leach, 1818[1]
  • Octopoida
    Leach, 1817[2]

An octopus (plural: octopuses, octopi, or octopodes) is a cephalopod mollusc o the order Octopoda. It haes twa eyes an fower pairs o airms an, lik ither cephalopods, it is bilaterally symmetric. An octopus haes a haurd beak, wi its mooth at the center pynt o the arms. An octopus haes no internal or external skelet (althou some species hae a vestigial remnant o a shell inside their mantles), allaein it tae squeeze through ticht places.[3] Octopuses are amang the maist intelligent an behaviourally flexible o aw invertebrates.

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  1. "ITIS Report: Octopoda Leach, 1818". Itis.gov. 10 Apryle 2013. Retrieved 4 Februar 2014.
  2. Helsinki.fi, Mikko's Phylogeny Archive: Coleoidea – Recent cephalopods
  3. "Facts About Octopuses". Archived frae the original on 14 Apryle 2014. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2014.