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Octopuses have two legs and six arms To most of us it has always seemed obvious that an octopus has eight arms. Claire Little, a marine expert from the Weymouth Sea Life Centre in Dorset, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus

A study of this behaviour led to the suggestion that the two rearmost appendages may be more accurately termed "legs" rather than "arms". Some species of octopus can crawl out of the water briefly, which they may do between tide pools while hunting crustaceans or gastropods or to escape predators.

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Generally, arms have suckers along most of their length, as opposed to tentacles, which have suckers only near their ends. Barring a few exceptions, octopuses have eight arms and no tentacles, while squid and cuttlefish have eight arms (or two "legs" and six "arms") and two tentacles.

www.answers.com/Q/Does_an_octopus_have_legs_or_tentacles

Surprisingly, an octopus has neither legs nor tentacles. It has arms, which have suction cups on the underside. Most people think they have tentacles, but common octopuses do not.

www.reference.com/pets-animals/many-legs-octopus-ea49dd0f1...

An octopus has eight legs, but they are more commonly referred to as tentacles. The name "octopus" is directly derived from the prefix "oct-" which means eight and is found in other words such as "octagon."

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/severed-octopus-arms...

Smart News Keeping you current Severed Octopus Arms Have a Mind of Their Own Octopus tentacles still react up to an hour after being severed from their dead owner, and even try to pick up food and ...

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Many people refer to octopus limbs as tentacles, but technically, octopuses don't have any tentacles at all! Instead, they have arms. When you're talking about cephalopods, tentacles tend to be much longer than arms and only have suckers at their "clubbed" ends, whereas arms are shorter, stronger, and suckered all the way down.

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1044162/How-arms...

Ask anyone how many arms an octopus has and the usual answer will be eight. But scientists now insist these nautical animals only have six. In a new study they found that the creatures used six of ...

www.thoughtco.com/fascinating-octopus-facts-4064726

The octopus (whose correct plural is octopuses, but you may see octopi or octopodes) is essentially a mollusk that lacks a shell but has eight arms and three hearts. The names may seem interchangeable to non-experts, but where cephalopods are concerned, marine biologists are careful to distinguish between "arms" and "tentacles."

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ten-curious-facts...

5) Octopus arms have a mind of their own. Two-thirds of an octopus’ neurons reside in its arms, not its head. As a result, the arms can problem solve how to open a shellfish while their owners ...