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Cephalopod Species

Subclass Ammonoidea (a subclass of extinct cephalopods)
Subclass Coleoidea
Order Belemnoidea
Order Octopoda
Suborder Cirrata (finned octopuses)
Suborder Incirrata
Family Argonautidae
Argonauta sp., Paper Nautiluses
Family Octopodidae
Bathypolypus arcticus
Hapalochlaena lunulata, a Blue ringed octopus
Octopus briareus, Caribbean reef octopus
Octopus dofleini, Giant Octopus
Octopus macropus (jpg)
Octopus vulgaris, Common octopus
Octopus rubescens, Red octopus
Octopus salutii
Family Tremoctopodidae
Tremoctopus violaceus, a gelatinous octopus
Order Sepiida (Cuttlefish)
Family Sepiadariidae
Sepioloidea lineolata, Striped pyjama squid
Family Sepiidae
Sepia apama, Australian Giant cuttlefish
Sepia officinalis, Common cuttlefish
Sepia pharaonis, Pharaoh cuttlefish
Order Sepiolida (little cuttlefish like cephs)
Family Sepiolidae
Euprymna scolopes, Hawaiian bobtail squid
Euprymna tasmanica, Southern Dumpling squid
Heteroteuthis dispar, a deep-sea sepiolid
Rossia pacifica, Stubby squid
Order Teuthida (Squid)
Suborder Myopsina
Family Loliginidae
Loligo forbesi, Veined squid
Loligo opalescens, California Market squid
Loligo pealei, Long-finned squid (at MBL at Woods Hole)
Loligo vulgaris, Common European squid (eggs)
Sepioteuthis sepioidea, Caribbean Reef squid
Suborder Oegopsina
Family Architeuthidae
Architeuthis dux, Giant squid
Family Octopoteuthis
Taningia danae, a deep-sea bioluminescent squid
Family Ommastrephidae
Illex illecebrosus, Short-finned squid
Order Vampyromorphida
Family Vampyroteuthidae
Vampyroteuthis infernalis, Deep-sea Vampire squid
Subclass Nautiloidea
Nautilus pompilius, Nautiluses

Cephalopod Articles

Evaluating Toys for Octopuses (Enteroctopus dofleini, Cephalopoda)
First Records of Dosidicus gigas, the Humboldt Squid in the Temperate North-eastern Pacific
Cohabitants of giant pacific octopuses in captivity
A Broad Brush History of the Cephalopoda
Records of the robust clubhook squid Moroteauthis robusta (Cephalopoda: onychoteuthida) in Puget Sound (Washington State, USA)
The Perils of the Pearly Nautilus
Mimic Octopuses: Will we love them to death?
What we don't know about nautilus
Choice of arm usage in a Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini (Hochberg, 1998), is based on relative proximity to object of interaction
Begging in Cephalopods?
Octopus panhandlers
Puget Sound Octopus Survey 2001
The Squid Soap Opera
Ammonite maturity, pathology and old age
Results of The First Giant Octopus Survey in Puget Sound
Octopus bimaculoides: Temperament and Behavior
Octopuses are Smart Suckers!?
Cephalopod Predators
Death in a Pretty Package: The Blue-Ringed Octopuses
The Importance of Stability in Aquariums
Half a Billion Years of Floating Slugs and Racing Snails (Fossil Cephalopods FAQs)
20,000 Tentacles under the sea - Cephalopods in cinema
An Octopus Bite and its Treatment
Mating Games Squid Play
The colourful world of Cephalopods
Enrichment for an Advanced Invertebrate
James' Rearing Chambers
Cuttlefish Husbandry:
Part I: What is a cuttlefish anyway?
Part II: Where can I get a cuttlefish?
Part III: How Do I keep a cuttlefish?
Part IV: How do I breed cuttlefish?
The Behavior of Octopuses
Raising and Rearing Octopus briareus
Don't Fear the Raptor; an Octopus in the Home Aquarium



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