The name of a person who studies Octos?

Gaetan P.

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I am looking for the Title of a scientist who studies Octos?

Example: Rocks and Minerals= Geologists.

Octos = ?
 

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not sure if teuthologist covers it....

if they have their own prefix, my memory doesnt serve me...
 

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I thought "teuth" refers to squid. I am also not sure...let's hope we can get another reponse..thanks
 

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Octologist sounds like someone who studes 8. Octopodologist? I like octopodiatry!
 

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How about "That guy who's mad about octos?" That's what my moms uses to decribe octo-researchers and anyone who's work is related to octos...
 

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Hello Gaetan,

The study of molluscs is called malacology. Octologists are ear specialists (no, really). I've never heard of a term specific to octopus scientists, except for Dr. Octopus. Coming up with a proper term might be a good assignment for your students.

Cheers,
Clem
 

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Thanks Clem....I'll let you know what they come up with...If you find out any info on the matter, let me know....thanks
 

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Clem said:
Hello Gaetan,

The study of molluscs is called malacology. Octologists are ear specialists (no, really). I've never heard of a term specific to octopus scientists, except for Dr. Octopus. Coming up with a proper term might be a good assignment for your students.

Cheers,
Clem
Octologists? Ears? Do you mean otologists? Or are they more properly known as "the people incorrectly called otologists"?

Melissa
 

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Teuthis is Latin for Squid... Octopus is already Latin, right, so it'd just be an octopologist, no? Or octo-apologist :p


Or maybe go back to the root of Octopus itself

Octopod \Oc"to*pod\, n. [Gr. ? eight-footed; 'oktw` eight +
poy`s, podo`s, foot: cf. F. octopode.] (Zool.)
One of the Octocerata.
[1913 Webster]
maybe octoceratologist would sound better
 

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'octopus' is Greek not Latin so there is another spanner chucked in!
 

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my guess would be Cephalopologist
 

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Chrono-Eric, a spanner is what Brits and some of their former colonials call what I and probably most folks in the US call a wrench. Google images offers a bunch of pictures. Wrench - it's not just a verb!

Who said Britain and the US were two countries separated by a common language?

Melissa
 

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We need some of the marine biologists who are actually studying octopuses to respond on this one!

Nancy
 

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