The Cephalopod Page

By James B. Wood

Amid the diversity found in the phylum Mollusca, the class Cephalopoda which contains the nautilus, squids, cuttlefish, and octopuses is especially noteworthy. Type: Web pages. Category: Biology (animal).

Cephalopod Web page

Description: Amid the diversity found in the phylum Mollusca, the class Cephalopoda which contains the nautilus, squids, cuttlefish, and octopuses is especially noteworthy. The characteristics which easily distinguish cephalopods from other molluscan classes are "their size and the impression they convey of activity and vigor" (Boyle, 1987). The largest invertebrate is the giant squid. The squid has the most highly developed nervous system of the invertebrates. From the standpoint of complexity and behaviour, cephalopods stand at the apex of invertebrate evolution (Meglitsch, 1991).

Comments & References: Please see http://www.thecephalopodpage.org for full information on this web site. 

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This page was updated on 12 January 2021

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