Talk:Enteroctopus

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Inclusion of Species[edit]

I thought I would make a brief note on why I limited the listed species to the ones that I did. First off, I excluded E. membranaceus because in order for the genus Enteroctopus to be valid, E. membranaceus must be , and is held as the junior synonym to E. megalocyathus as explained in the artcile. Additionally, while I am not sure about wikipedia standards on the subject, it doesn't seem that it is appropriate to make a page for invalid names. I also did not include E. juttingi. The taxonomic authority is cited as Robson, 1929 in CephBase, and as Hochberg was using this reference as a major source when ressurecting the genus, and did not feel it fit to include E. juttingi in the genus at that time, it seems that is behooved me not to include it either. I know that E. juttingi is listed in the Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda (2001), but this is not a detailed review of status in itself. Additionally, Norman and Hochberg (2005) in their review of octopus taxonomy still did not include E. juttingi in their schema of Enteroctopus. Until such time that the species is review and placed into the genus, I feel it should not be included in the article. Taollan82 (talk) 18:42, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Size?[edit]

So how large is a "giant octopus"? Are we talking a length of several feet? Great weight? Or are the dimensions all relative? -- llywrch (talk) 19:07, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Well it depends one what species you are talking about the largest can have arm spans of up to 16-23 feet long and can weigh 156 pounds. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.83.100.52 (talk) 22:02, 1 December 2009 (UTC)