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An '''octopus''' is an aquatic cephalopod mollusc with large eyes and four pairs of tentacled arms. It is capable of emitting clouds of dark ink underwater and jetting through water, and it has a venomous bite. Some octopuses can grow to giant sizes, with tentacles as long as 20 feet.<ref name="B1-219">{{Cite book/Bestiary|219}}</ref>
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An '''octopus''' is an aquatic cephalopod mollusc with large eyes and four pairs of tentacled arms. It is capable of emitting clouds of dark ink underwater and jetting through water, and it has a [[venom]]ous bite. Some octopuses can grow to giant sizes, with tentacles as long as 20 feet.<ref name="B1-219">{{Cite book/Bestiary (1E)|219}}</ref>
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== Ecology ==
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Octopuses, as well as their giant variants, sometimes serve as [[animal companion]]s.<ref name="AniA-IFC">{{Cite book/Animal Archive|inside front cover}}</ref> [[Aquatic elf|Aquatic elves]] are particularly known to befriend octopuses.<ref name="AniA-5">{{Cite book/Animal Archive|5}}</ref>
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== On Golarion ==
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Octopuses are among the most common sea life caught and sold by fisherfolk on [[Golarion]].<ref name="AquA-13">{{Cite book/Aquatic Adventures|13}}</ref> They also live in the [[midnight zone]] of ocean depths.<ref name="AquA-48">{{Cite book/Aquatic Adventures|48}}</ref>
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Giant octopuses are known to roam the ruins of [[Azlant]]<ref name="AquA-10">{{Cite book/Aquatic Adventures|10}}</ref> and [[Embaral Ocean]].<ref name="AquA-14">{{Cite book/Aquatic Adventures|14}}</ref>
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== Variants == <!-- Giant octopus redirects here. -->
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{{Creature
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| image      = [[File:River crossing.jpg|250px|Giant octopuses ruin an Eagle Knights river crossing.]]
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| name        = Giant octopus
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| type        = [[Animal]]
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| subtype    = aquatic
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| challenge  = 8
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| environment = Any ocean
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| alignment  = {{Alignment grid/N}}
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| adjective  = Octopean, octopoid
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| imagesof    = giant octopuses
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| source      = [[Bestiary]]
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| page        = 219
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'''Giant octopuses''' are far larger than their more common kin and eat much larger prey, including [[humanoid]]s and [[shark]]s.<ref name="B1-219"/>
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A [[blue-ringed octopus]] sometimes serves as a [[spellcaster|spellcaster's]] [[familiar]].<ref name="AniA-IFC"/><ref name="UM-117">{{Cite book/Ultimate Magic|117}}</ref>
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== Similar creatures ==
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[[Cecaelia]]s have the upper bodies of [[humanoid]]s and lower bodies of an octopus.<ref name="AquA-14">{{Cite book/Aquatic Adventures|14}}</ref>
  
 
== References ==
 
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== External links ==
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* {{W|Octopus}} (real-life animal) on Wikipedia
  
 
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[[Category:Animals]]
 
[[Category:Aquatic subtype creatures]]
 
[[Category:Aquatic subtype creatures]]
 
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[[Category:CR 8 creatures]] <!-- Giant -->
 
[[Category:Temperate water creatures]]
 
[[Category:Temperate water creatures]]
 
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[[Category:Warm water creatures]] <!-- Giant -->
 
[[Category:Neutral creatures]]
 
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[[Category:Cephalopods]]
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[[Category:Familiars]]
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[[Category:Animal companions]]

Latest revision as of 22:13, 26 July 2019

Octopus
A large octopus battles Lem and Valeros underwater.
(Creature)
Type Animal
(aquatic)
CR 1
Environment Temperate or cold ocean
Alignment
Adjective Octopean, octopoid
Images of octopuses

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 219

An octopus is an aquatic cephalopod mollusc with large eyes and four pairs of tentacled arms. It is capable of emitting clouds of dark ink underwater and jetting through water, and it has a venomous bite. Some octopuses can grow to giant sizes, with tentacles as long as 20 feet.[1]

Ecology

Octopuses, as well as their giant variants, sometimes serve as animal companions.[2] Aquatic elves are particularly known to befriend octopuses.[3]

On Golarion

Octopuses are among the most common sea life caught and sold by fisherfolk on Golarion.[4] They also live in the midnight zone of ocean depths.[5]

Giant octopuses are known to roam the ruins of Azlant[6] and Embaral Ocean.[7]

Variants

Giant octopus
Giant octopuses ruin an Eagle Knights river crossing.
(Creature)
Type Animal
(aquatic)
CR 8
Environment Any ocean
Alignment
Adjective Octopean, octopoid
Images of giant octopuses

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 219

Giant octopuses are far larger than their more common kin and eat much larger prey, including humanoids and sharks.[1]

A blue-ringed octopus sometimes serves as a spellcaster's familiar.[2][8]

Similar creatures

Cecaelias have the upper bodies of humanoids and lower bodies of an octopus.[7]

References

External links

  • Octopus (real-life animal) on Wikipedia