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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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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.
"What!" said Conseil; "cuttlefish, real cuttlefish of the cephalopod class?"
Its eight arms, or rather feet, fixed to its head, that have given the name of cephalopod to these animals, were twice as long as its body, and were twisted like the furies' hair.
The authors predict that farmed octopuses will be a luxury item in "upscale outlets." Maybe for people in northern European countries, but cephalopods continue to be an important food source for Mediterranean countries and all across Asia, often caught by artisanal fisheries and consumed by a wide swath of the populations.
275m years ago, the ancestor of today's cephalopods lost the external shell.
Among marine molluscs, some cephalopods, such as small paralarvae (e.g., young pelagic squids; Young & Harman 1988) that have been chemically preserved while alive typically remain in the ball posture (Young 1972, Goto 2005).
Report on cephalopods collected during 1906 by the United States Bureau of Fisheries steamer "Albatross" in the north western Pacific.
The results indicate that blue sharks have epipelagic and mesobathypelagic feeding habits, preying upon a wide number of prey taxa (42 species) but with a diet dominated by cephalopods, especially Argonauta spp.
However, extremely high Cd levels can be found in cephalopods and their predators, such as squid-eating (teutophagous) marine mammals [2, 3, 4, 5].
Coleoid cephalopods (cuttlefish, squids, and octopuses) are members of Mollusca that exhibit features such as human-like lens eyes and relatively large brains, and they are therefore considered intelligent invertebrates (Hanlon and Messenger, 1996; Williamson and Chrachri, 2004).
The strange behavior of holding jellyfish may suggest complex interactions between the two types of species, because similar interactions [57] have been observed in other cephalopods. Stable isotope analyses suggest H.