Friday Cephalopod: How does a cephalopod poop?


It seems like a topical sort of topic, what with the President of the United States expressing his opinions on holes and fecal waste. So you might be wondering, “where is the shithole of an octopus or squid?” I am here to tell you.

The cephalopod anus is inside the mantle cavity, a ways behind the siphon.

The siphon, of course, is that prominent funnel that they also use for jet propulsion. So sure, they can squirt poop right out that big hole when they jet away.

Now you know.

Comments

  1. Ed Seedhouse says

    And I will take the shit from the octopus’s hole in preference to the shit from your President*’s mouth any day.

  2. says

    So sure, they can squirt poop right out that big hole when they jet away.

    How did they evolve to be perfect Youtube commenters, before Youtube existed?

  3. =8)-DX says

    @Marcus Ranum #4
    Hey! Don’t compare the mighty and beautiful cephalopods, hunters and predators, to us parasitic YouTube commenters!

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