Cephalopod Collective Noun

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  1. cephalopodcast

    cephalopodcast O. bimaculoides Registered

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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    a shoal of squid. I've never heard of a word for octos or cuttles, maybe because they tend not to congregate en masse so much.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    We go with a school of squid, nothing for the others but a cuddle of cuttlefish sounds good :grin:

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    cephalopodcast O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Well, I have not found anything official so far. So in the absence of precedence, I am going to propose the following: An Embrace of Octopuses. As pointed out, we don't usually find octopuses hanging out in numbers. Except maybe a mother with her clutch. But there you go. Anyone else have other ideas?
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    A squad of squid? A convention of cephalopods?
     
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    Izzy Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I like cuddle of cuttlefish and Embrace of octopuses.

    How about a "clunk of nautalises"
     
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