The name of a person who studies Octos?

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  1. Gaetan P.

    Gaetan P. GPO Registered

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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...
     
  3. Gaetan P.

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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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    Cephalopodiatrist

    :lol: Just going from Dr Roy's title....
     
  5. Gaetan P.

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    funny...But I think it is wrong..Octologist? maybe? :)
     
  6. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Octologist sounds like someone who studes 8. Octopodologist? I like octopodiatry!
     
  7. chrono_war01

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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
     
  9. Gaetan P.

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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
     
  10. Melissa

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    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

    maybe octoceratologist would sound better
     
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    'octopus' is Greek not Latin so there is another spanner chucked in!
     
  13. chrono_war01

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    spanner?
     
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    my guess would be Cephalopologist
     
  15. Colin

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    as in... to throw a spanner into the works
     
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    oh, NOW I get it... :wink:
     
  17. Melissa

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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
     
  18. Phil

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    Tonmologist?

    ....and why not?
     
  19. WhiteKiboko

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    Was it Shaw?
     
  20. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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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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