Fun Fact of the Day: Octopuses are Mollusks



When you hear the word “mollusk,” you probably think of a variety of brainless, shelled creatures like clams, oysters, and scallops, or perhaps some slightly more complex creatures like snails. An octopus couldn’t seem more different than these much simpler animals, but they are mollusks too! In fact, all cephalopods, including squid and cuttlefish, are part of the phylum molluska.

This is because cephalopods like the octopus lost their shells during evolution. Without a shell for protection, they had to develop very advanced senses, incredible camouflage abilities, and intelligence that is hardly ever seen in invertebrates.

Did you know this? I’d love to know more fun facts about animals, and I’m thinking of posting one daily. If you have any you’d like to share, drop them in the comments!

10 responses to “Fun Fact of the Day: Octopuses are Mollusks”

  1. Christy B Avatar

    There’s so much to learn about, isn’t there?! Great fact I just learned here from you!!

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    1. lblooom Avatar

      Thank you for commenting, Christy! Nature is fascinating.

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  2. Chaymaa Avatar

    Thanks for the information, it’s an amazing world with big mysteries. 👏🏻👏🏻

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    1. lblooom Avatar

      It really is!

      Like

  3. Pooja G Avatar

    Wow this so interesting. I don’t much about octopuses in general but now I learnt something new!

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    1. lblooom Avatar

      I’m glad you liked the fun fact! Octopuses are incredible creatures. I didn’t know much about them either until I read a book on them and learned about them in a course I was taking!

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      1. Pooja G Avatar

        That’s great and do share more facts this was cool!

        Liked by 1 person

        1. lblooom Avatar

          Will do!

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  4. Eugenia Avatar

    Wow! Thank you for sharing this fascinating and interesting information.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. lblooom Avatar

      Of course! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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