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What’s the Difference between Squid and Octopus?

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Aug 17 2017

The Breakdown of Squid vs. Octopus 

You probably see it on menus when out enjoying Louisiana Seafood all the time… squid salad, grilled octopus, fried calamari, marinated squid. They’re definitely delicious and usually a light and low-calorie option. Both squid and octopus are head-footed aquatic creatures in the class “Cephalopoda.” Octopuses and Squids are similar, but have specific distinctions that make them unique. If your knowledge of squid or octopus is limited to the attack scene in “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” you might be curious about these mollusks. So what exactly is the difference between squid and octopus?

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