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


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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