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"Finding Dory" octopus and squid

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A new Pixar "Finding Nemo" movie with considerably more cephalopods than the last one! And more realistic ones!

From the last movie:

(Sorry Pearl. You were cute but not terribly realistic.)



A lot of us have probably seen the octopus in the main cast, Hank-


What do you think? Probably a pacific giant octopus?


But what about this new scary squid fellow from the new trailer?


Are there any species that have bioluminescent suckers like this guy? He also has 8 arms. Two may be club-like and therefore maybe tentacles, but the clip is so fast I can't really tell. It mostly just looks like 8 arms. Almost like a Dana Octopus Squid?
 

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I'd say that the bioluminescent fellow is an octopus. No teeth on the suckers, the mantle appears to be attached and no fins (cirrate octos have them so not a full qualifier either way). I do wish they had gotten the eyes right but still love to see cephs featured.
 

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