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Simplistic red octopus tattoo

Simplistic red octopus tattoo

Tell me, O Octopus, I begs, Is those things arms, or is they legs? I marvel at thee, Octopus; If I were thou, I’d call me Us! ~Ogden N...

Giant Octopus _Animal They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopuses and nautiluses.reference to their unique internal shell, the cuttlebone.

Though these slimy, slinky eight-armed mollusks are a bit creepy  they have no skeleton so can morph their body to squeeze through tight spaces  they can be quite endearing. For one thing, they're probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates (they're very good at getting out of tanks when kept as pets) and their staring eyes have a soulful look about them.

Photos: See the World's Cutest Sea Creatures

The most intelligent invertebrate - octopus. One species even uses coconut shells to build shelters. User of tools, anyone?

This octopus is so tiny that it snuck into the aquarium undetected

This octopus is so tiny that it snuck into the aquarium undetected

A baby red octopus is small enough to sleep on your fingernail. Which explains how one managed to sneak into the Monterey Bay Aquarium on a rock or sponge and stow away there for nearly a year, secretly snacking on the aquarium’s crabs, before being found

New England Aquarium: octopus

Don’t you just love it when the little red octopus get all up in your face? The tentacles are taking hold at the Aquarium.