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  • proper n. A taxonomic subclass within the class Cephalopoda — a grouping of cephalopods consisting primarily of soft-bodied creatures such as octopuses, cuttlefish and squids.


From Ancient Greek κολεός (koleos, "sheath") and εἶδος (eidos, "form, likeness"). (Wiktionary)


  • This pushes back the origins of modern octopus by tens of millions of years. linkRef: New Octopods (Cephalopoda: Coleoidea) from the Late Cretaceous (Upper Cenomanian) of Hakel and Hadjoula, Lebanon.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In ecosystems larger than a Japanese restaurant, Coleoidea provide food for a wide range of predatory organisms.

    Archive 2008-02-01


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