O. Octopodoidea

E. Enteroctopus dofleini

Giant Pacific Octopus

Doflein's Intestine-octopus

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Enteroctopodidae is a small family of octopuses. This family was formerly considered a subfamily of the family Octopodidae sensu lato but this family has now been divided into a number of separate families with Enteroctopodidae as one of them.

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The giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini, formerly also Octopus apollyon), also known as the North Pacific giant octopus, is a large marine cephalopod belonging to the genus Enteroctopus. Its spatial distribution includes the coastal North Pacific, along California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Russia, Japan, and Korean Peninsula. It can be found from the intertidal zone down to 2,000 m (6,600 ft), and is best adapted to cold, oxygen-rich water. It is the largest octopus species, based on a scientific record of a 71-kg (156-lb) individual weighed live.

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