How many suckers? | The Octopus News Magazine Online
  • Thanks for visiting! TONMO is the world's greatest online cephalopod enthusiast community, with interactive content going back to May of 2000, and a biennial conference. If you'd like to join in on the fun, become a TONMO member -- it's easy and free. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cephy goodness.

How many suckers?

CaptFish

Colossal Squid
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 9, 2009
Messages
2,833
Location
South Florida
#1
How many suckers do octopuses have? I suspect different a number for different species.

How about cuttlefish?

:tentacle2:
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
19,997
Location
Gainesville, GA
#2
The descriptions I have seen show a range and not a solid number (but the range and arrangement varies by species as well). Arm length will certainly impact the numbers but I have not seen descriptions that are more descriptive like x number of suckers in the first 2 inches or something equivalent that would be in proportion to arm length.
 

CaptFish

Colossal Squid
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 9, 2009
Messages
2,833
Location
South Florida
#3
It just said 240 on 'Deep sea aliens' but who knows what species they meant
 

Level_Head

Vampyroteuthis
Registered
Joined
Jun 10, 2010
Messages
266
#4
And one "deep sea alien"—Vampyroteuthis—only has suckers on a small portion of its arms.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV: Terri
TONMOCON V: Jean
TONMOCON VI: Taollan
TONMOCON VII: ekocak

About the Monty Awards