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Octopus

An octopus of the Benthoctopus genus. Octopuses have eight arms controlled by a complex web of nerves. Octopuses have three hearts and use their blue copper-rich haemocyanin to transport oxygen around the body rather than the haemoglobin used in vertebrates. Octopuses swim headfirst using their trailing arms to propel themselves through the water.