• cephalopod
  • Exclusively marine animals constituting the most advanced class of the Mollusca, including squid, octopuses, and Nautilus.
Abstract from DBPedia
    A cephalopod /ˈsɛfələpɒd/ is any member of the molluscan class Cephalopoda /sɛfəˈlɒpədə/ (Greek plural κεφαλόποδες, kephalópodes; "head-feet") such as a squid, octopus, cuttlefish, or nautilus. These exclusively marine animals are characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a set of arms or tentacles (muscular hydrostats) modified from the primitive molluscan foot. Fishers sometimes call cephalopods "inkfish", referring to their common ability to squirt ink. The study of cephalopods is a branch of malacology known as teuthology. Cephalopods became dominant during the Ordovician period, represented by primitive nautiloids. The class now contains two, only distantly related, extant subclasses: Coleoidea, which includes octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish; and Nautiloidea, represented by Nautilus and Allonautilus. In the Coleoidea, the molluscan shell has been internalized or is absent, whereas in the Nautiloidea, the external shell remains. About 800 living species of cephalopods have been identified. Two important extinct taxa are the Ammonoidea (ammonites) and Belemnoidea (belemnites). Extant cephalopods range in size from the 10 mm (0.3 in) Idiosepius thailandicus to the 14 m (45.1 ft) colossal squid, the largest extant invertebrate.

    頭足類(とうそくるい、Cephalopoda)は、軟体動物門 頭足綱に属する動物の総称。イカ、タコ、オウムガイ、コウモリダコや絶滅したアンモナイト等が含まれる。体は胴・頭・足に分かれていて、足も多数に分かれている。触角はないが、軟体動物の中でも特に目や神経系、筋肉が発達していて、運動能力にすぐれる。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cephalopod)