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It there any kind of guide that says whether Squiddicus is an octopus or a squid? It looks more like an octopus, but its name kind of indicates that it could be a squid. Fawfulfury65

First off, its name is obviously a combination of the two words, secondly, no, there is no guide. But the number of tentacles (squid have 12, octopus have 8) gives away its species. Marioguy1 (talk)
I don't think it's possible to count how many tentacles it has because most of them are hidden in the water. I was just hoping there was a guide that called him one of the species at some point. Fawfulfury65

Well if there is, I have never heard of it. And I'm pretty sure there are other deciding factors on their species. Marioguy1 (talk)

I have DKCR, and I don't see him anywhere in the booklet. Nintendo makes many portmanteaus of animals, so it could be said he's a octopus and squid. He may most likely be a squid because half of his name refers to a squid. Tadaa!2.gifSupremoTadaaa!.gif
Actually, I don't think octopus is combined into his name. If it was a combination of "squid" and "octopus," it would probably be something like "Squiddipus." Don't octopuses have a rounder head than squids, though? If that's the case, it's probably an octopus. Fawfulfury65
Yeah I agree. It would probably be an octopus. Tadaa!2.gifSupremoTadaaa!.gif

Japanese Name origin[edit]

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The article currently states that the Japanese name probably puns off of Gojira (Godzilla), but that didn't seem right, so I looked up "Godzilla Squid Monster," and found this. Not only is it a closer species, but the name is structured more similarly (think "Octopus-ora" vs "Squid arm-ora;" both "Tako" and "Gesso" go into "ora" better). The problem, however, is that this creature is obscure enough not to warrant an actual Wikipedia page, so that brings down the likelihood a bit. Thoughts? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:09, 3 April 2018 (EDT)