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Noun1.Cephalopoda - octopusesCephalopoda - octopuses; squids; cuttlefish; pearly nautilus
Mollusca, phylum Mollusca - gastropods; bivalves; cephalopods; chitons
cephalopod, cephalopod mollusk - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
family Nautilidae, Nautilidae - spiral-shelled cephalopods
Dibranchia, Dibranchiata, subclass Dibranchia, subclass Dibranchiata - comprising all living cephalopods except the family Nautilidae: the orders Octopoda (octopuses) and Decapoda (squids and cuttlefish)
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Chance had brought us in presence of this cuttlefish, and I did not wish to lose the opportunity of carefully studying this specimen of cephalopods.
said Conseil; "cuttlefish, real cuttlefish of the cephalopod class?
Yet if we compare the older Reptiles and Batrachians, the older Fish, the older Cephalopods, and the eocene Mammals, with the more recent members of the same classes, we must admit that there is some truth in the remark.
Like nearly all cephalopods, these octopuses are strictly semelparous, meaning they breed once and then die.
Led by James Pikul and Robert Shepherd, the team's pneumatically-activated material takes a cue from the 3D bumps, or papillae, that cephalopods can express in one-fifth of a second for dynamic camouflage, and then retract to swim away without the papillae imposing hydrodynamic drag.
While researching the limits of polarised vision of octopuses and cuttlefish, Dr Temple realised that he could see the outline of the polarised images that he was presenting to cephalopods on a specially modified LCD screen.
The company provides a number of seafood products, comprising demersal and pelagic, tuna, cephalopods, rock lobsters, shrimp, and fresh fish, plus breaded and battered seafood products under the name of Taqa.
Learning and memory in cephalopod molluscs have received intensive study because of cephalopods' complex behavioral repertoire and relatively accessible nervous systems.
As any marine biologist would confirm, octopuses and squids - creatures that belong to a subclass of cephalopods known as coeloids - (https://blogs.
He explains their sensory and perceptual processes, learning, spatial cognition and behavior, timing, numerical cognition, emotions, communication, and complex cognition about planning, social learning, and cognition about the minds of others, then provides case studies of honeybees, jumping spiders, cephalopods, corvids, parrots, dolphins, dogs, and great apes.
This exciting and extremely rare intertidal encounter has prompted a formal report on the sighting and also an overview of the biology of this species and of cephalopods more generally.
Cephalopods belong to a biological class that includesoctopuses, squid and cuttlefish.