What is the Difference Between Similar But Different Things, Terms, and Objects

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What is the Difference between Jellyfish Cuttlefish Calamari Squid and Octopus

The world under the sea is very wide and contains a large number of different large and small species. They are of different shapes, sizes and colors. More common species like octopus, jellyfish, cuttlefish and squid are all different from each other. Let’s have a look on difference between them.

Octopus

It belongs to order octopoda. An octopus contain four pairs of arms and two eyes. They are bilaterally symmetric. They do not have any skeleton. They have very intelligent behavior.

Jellyfish

They are also known as jelliz or sea jelliz. They are free swimming members of cindaria phylum. They found in almost every ocean and in the deep water. A specie of jellyfish inhabitat in fresh water.

Cuttlefish

They belong to order sepiida. It is actually not a fish but molluscs. They contain eight-arms, a large w-shaped pupils and a internal cuttle bone. They are 15 cm in length and 10.5 kg weight.

Squid

They belong to order teuthida. They have eight arms, a distinct head and symmetry. Certain specie can fly from a short distance on water.

Calamari

It is a food very famous in many countries of the world. In English it is known as squid. In Japan over 700,000 tons is consumed every year.

Jellyfish vs Cuttlefish vs Calamari vs Squid vs Octopus

The difference between octopus and jellyfish is that, octopus do not contain any skeleton and have four pairs of arms which make it different from other sea species. While jellyfish is found in very deep water and they are very small in size. Difference between cuttlefish and squid is that, cuttlefish contain eight arms and they are the largest sea species. While one of the squid specie can also fly on the some short distance above the water. While calamari is a dish which is also known as squid.




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