cephalopod cephalopod  /ˈsɛ fə lə ˌpɑd/


  1. (n) marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
  2. (adj) relating or belonging to the class Cephalopoda


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  • But trust me on this: In Japan, you're cruising for a bruising when you compare someone to an eight-legged cephalopod mollusk.


  1. Octodad: Dadliest Catch Crashes, Stumbles, and Flops on to PS4

    Have you ever felt out of place? Just don't feel you're good enough, no matter how hard you try? Maybe you’ve got something to hide from the world. Maybe you're not really the perfect human husband and father of three, but actually an octopus. This is what Octodad: Dadliest Catch is all about. You have a loving wife. You have adorable kids. They, however, have no idea of your secret cephalopod ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PlayStation Blog

  2. Sexual selection in the sea: The case of the peculiar southern bottletail squid

    Biologists have uncovered new insights into how the male sexual behavior of the peculiar southern bottletail squid is primed to produce the greatest number of offspring. Recent studies have revealed the female squid ingest the ejaculates of their mates, a trait never before associated with any species of cephalopod -- a group including squid, octopus, cuttlefish and nautilus.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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  • "Even though this species is found only in the eastern Pacific, it reaches from Alaska to Chile and supports the largest cephalopod fishery in the world," said Gilly, an authority on squid who is based at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station.
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: William Gilly Source: Science Daily (press release)

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