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The octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is a cephalopod (which means "head foot") that lives on the ocean floor. An octopus has eight arms called tentacles with two rows of suction cups on each. The octopus has absolutely no bones. A beak is the only hard part of their body.

Octopuses are probably more intelligent than any other order of invertebrates. Many experiments have shown that they have short and long-term memory. Some people keep them as pets, but octopuses often escape even from secure tanks. The octopus is a fascinanting creature with many interesting qualities.




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