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The octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is a shell-less mollusks. It is much more passive than the squid. As it flees from danger, it squirts its black ink into the water to confuse predators. (photo: Peter Auster and Paul Donaldson, National Undersea Research Center, UConn)

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