Cephalopods, the real chicken of the sea

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    Even though we often see octopuses labeled as predator, I have often made the title comment that cephalopods (or at least squid and octopuses) are the REAL chicken of the sea (the traditional use of the term is for tuna) because everything eats them. This new paper, attempting to classify the food chain seems to support my thinking:

    An innovative statistical approach to constructing a readily comprehensible food web for a demersal fish community April 2013
    Ben Frencha, K. Robert Clarkea, Margaret E. Platella, Ian C. Potter

     
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