Translation of octopus in Spanish:

octopus

pulpo, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈɑktəpəs//ˈɒktəpəs/

noun

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    Zoology
    pulpo masculine
    • They eat a wide range of prey, often octopus and small molluscs.
    • The olives were too strong, and the octopus too hesitant.
    • A nautilus does not have suckers on its tentacles like an octopus does.
    • Local fishermen reported the appearance of large numbers of octopuses.
    • Indeed, octopuses are frequently observed to exert force on objects with their arms aligned parallel to the line of force.
    • Abalone belongs to the phylum Mollusca, a group which includes clams, scallops, sea slugs, octopuses, and squid.
    • The major group of mesozoans, the Dicyemida, live as microscopic parasites in the renal organs of squid and octopuses.
    • Giant cephalopods such as squid and octopuses are also a great source of sea-monster folklore.
    • The harbor seal's diet consists of fish, cephalopods, such as octopus and squid, and crustaceans.
    • This fish is vital to the reef ecosystem as a predator of smaller fish, lobster, crab, octopus, and shrimp.
    • Cephalopods, which includes octopuses and squid, have seriously weird brains.
    • In addition, the octopus can inject a powerful neurotoxin that is stored in the salivary glands to disable or kill its prey.
    • The task of retrieving the prey proved too simple for the octopus, so it was given a jar of fish with a screw-cap lid.
    • Otters also are known to eat crabs, octopus, squid, sea stars, and fish.
    • Cephalopods, the octopus, the squid and cuttlefish are the main groups, I think.
    • With more than a 250 species, octopuses are members of an ancient group of animals called cephalopods.
    • What are the implications of the physical properties of water for suction attachment in octopus suckers?
    • The circulatory systems of other vertebrates, as well as those of squids and octopuses, employ similar rubbery materials.
    • He compares the octopus to the other cephalopods - cuttlefish, crayfish, and the like.
    • The most obvious example is the mantle, a spherical bag of hydrostat in an octopus and a cylinder closed at one end in a squid.
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    (strap)
    (masculine plural) pulpos