The octopus (plural, octopuses) is a cephalopod in the mollusk family that makes up a phylum of the Kingdom Animalia (Animal).


In SpongeBob SquarePants, the characters that belong to this phylum include but are not limited to:



The most common depiction of octopuses in the show are of them having six appendages rather than the usual eight present in an octopus. They are depicted as having a large head with a big nose, mouth and eyes.[1]


In the show, octopuses are presented in a variety of ways. Some posses head hair[2] while others do not.[1] Some also posses a unibrow.[3]


Octopuses are depicted as being blue in color.[1]


Squidward's family

Squidward has a long family history linked to royalty, dating back to prehistoric times.[4]The first known relative of Tentacles family was Squog, who was friends with SquarePants and Star family members, SpongeGar and Patar. Several generations later, there was a medieval ancestor named Squidly, who was a royal jester of King Krabs, an ancestor of Krabs family. Shortly after, there was a western relative named Hopalong, who was a bartender in Krusty Kantina. Four generations later, an unknown octopus known as "Grandpa Tentacles" was born. He married a female octopus now known as Grandma Tentacles and had a son with her, who they named Jeff. Jeff later married Mrs. Tentacles and had one child with her, who they named Squidward. Squidward has two cousins: Squidmund, who is very cheerful and nice, and an unnamed cousin, who seems not to care about things, just like Squidward. As stated in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, there is an another prehistoric relative, Squidasaurus Rex, half-dinosaur half-octopus, who is distantly related to Squidward.


As far as what is shown in the show, octopuses appear to live in Easter Island Heads. Squidward, one of the main characters of the show, lives in an Easter Island Head, which sits between a pineapple house and a rock house.[1]


  • Squidward and other octopuses have 6 arms as it was easier to draw and animate.
  • In real life, octopuses are one of the primary predators of crabs, which is very ironic since Squidward seems to hate Mr. Krabs, mostly for his greedy nature.


Cephalopods (VE)

Octopus childrenOctopus sailorOrvilleMrs. TentaclesMr. TentaclesSquidetteSquidward TentaclesSquilliam FancysonSquidinaSquidly TentaclesSquogRogerDr. Charley HorseLodge leaderSquidward's cousinGrandma TentaclesKelpy GSquid massage therapistGerhard FishtrapHedvig FishtrapOctopus vendorDoctor NegativeSir CecilLab SquidwardUnnamed octopusSquidmundNew SquidwardRed Mist SquidwardSmellySquid the HorseBaby SquidwardSquilviaSquidabethSquidBob TentaclePantsBunny SquidwardLady SquidwardTentacle Acres gatekeeperTentacle Acres groundskeeperTentacle Acres spokesoctopusNormal Squidward

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