Which cephalopod can swim faster a squid or an octopus?

A Squid can swim faster than an octopus.

Octopi are smooth, gliding along on their tentacles like an eight-legged Fred Astaire, but they’re no match in speed for a squid.

Squids can shoot water backward like a rocket engine, pushing them forward in great bursts of speed.

Some can glide through the water at about 35 mph, and can even leap right out of the water. Both also squirt ink when threatened, and both taste pretty good fried and with some lemon juice. Calamari please.

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