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um but I thought because of the scientific classification Octopoda being Greek - it means octopodes is the correct form...
"If you're sticking with the Greek, it is "octopodes" (masculine nominative plural third declension noun). When Latin borrows words from Greek, it is a FOURTH declension noun, and not a SECOND declension noun. The Latin plural form of "octopus" is therefore "octopus" (e.g.: "Hey, look at all of those octopus!"). If you insist on sticking with English, then it is just a traditional "octopuses."
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