mantle?

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  1. Chef Reef

    Chef Reef O. vulgaris Registered

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    What exactly is an octo's mantel? i used to think it was its beak untill someone said there small octos mantel was 3-4 inches. now im pretty sure it is what i was referring to as "its head".
     
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    daddysquoc Wonderpus Registered

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    look ata picture of an octopus. it's bag-shaped head is usually referred ot as the mantle.
     
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    Chef Reef O. vulgaris Registered

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    heh thanks. :P i know it was a dumb question but i had to be sure.
     
  4. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    That's OK, identifying the mantle isn't quite as intuitive as, say, the arms. :wink: Just to clarify, the mantle is the animal's body (the sac with all the internal organs); it ends at the opening through which the siphon protrudes. The true head is only the small roundish region with the eyes, beak and brain, and to which the arms attach.
     

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