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  • n. Plural form of cephalopod.


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  • Do you have a preternatural interest in cephalopods?

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  • The flavor of the dish was deep, but the cephalopods were a little chewier than I like.

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  • Ceph: Octopuses belong to the fascinating group of animals called cephalopods (class Cephalopoda), which means "head-foot."


  • The choices are Olympus, because the creature arrived just before the 2010 winter Olympics; Ceph, because octopuses belong to a group of animals called cephalopods; Vancouver, because the octopus came from an organization in that city in Canada, and Octavius, because, the prefix "oct" means eight, the number of arms the octopus has.

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  • Octopuses are members of a class of creatures known as cephalopods, which appeared on the planet even before the first fish, and they are almost as far removed from us primates as another animal can get. Top Stories

  • "We have shown that these fish have the physiological basis for colour vision, unlike other marine animals, such as cephalopods, which have been shown to be colour blind." feedback

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  • Liz Shea (DMNH): Two sets of morphologically different cephalopods in the genus Brachioteuthis from North Atlantic appear to be males and females of one species.

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  • However, we like and appreciate them in the same way we like sharks, jellyfish, and giant cephalopods: we think they are cool, but they scare the hell out of us and are not likely to get an invitation for Sunday brunch.

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  • And if that were not pressure enough they also have the psychic integrity of several hopeful German cephalopods to uphold.

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  • In a report published in the journal Biology Letters, the authors claim the behaviour "exemplifies the 'live fast and die young' life strategy of many cephalopods."

    Male squid seeks mate of either sex for fun in the dark


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