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mantle?

Chef Reef

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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".
 


Tintenfisch

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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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