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Synonyms for octopus

tentacles of octopus prepared as food

bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles

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1.68 inches is the size of a blue-ringed octopus - the same as a golf ball 26 people can be killed within seconds by poison of a blue-ringed octopus
This is particularly helpful for the lesser-known animals such as the giant Australian cuttlefish and the blue-ringed octopus.
Then we turn the page to read, "and today" to discover the skylark who is "like a theropod of long ago." From here the author explores mollusks (cameroceras and the blue-ringed octopus), reptiles, fish, arachnids, sea jellies, birds, amphibians, mammals, crustaceans and insects.
It's the same poison found in a number of other creatures, including puffer fish, several types of frogs, North America's rough-skinned newt, the blue-ringed octopus, and some other flatworms.
And only a few, such as the blue-ringed Octopus of Australia, are poisonous.
Apparently the Australian blue-ringed octopus may be small, but it produces the deadliest poison known to man.
The world's 10 most deadly snakes all live in Australia, and keeping them company are such cuties as the funnel web spider, the paralysis tick, blue-ringed octopus, and the cuddly box jellyfish who's sting is said to induce the most agonising death known to man.