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Descriptor English: Octopodiformes
Descriptor Spanish: Octopodiformes
Descriptor Portuguese: Octopodiformes
Descriptor French: Octopodiformes
Entry term(s): Octopoda
Octopodas
Octopodiforme
Octopus
Octopuse
Octopuses
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.644.116.600
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D049831
Scope note: A superorder in the class CEPHALOPODA, consisting of the orders Octopoda (octopus) with over 200 species and Vampyromorpha with a single species. The latter is a phylogenetic relic but holds the key to the origins of Octopoda.
Annotation: OCTOPUS as animal and food
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Mollusca (1965-1972)
Octopus (1972-2005)
Public MeSH Note: 2006; for OCTOPODA see OCTOPUS 1973-2005
History Note: 2006
DeCS ID: 9983
Unique ID: D049831
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2006/01/01
Date of Entry: 2005/06/30
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Octopodiformes - Preferred
Concept UI M0470389
Scope note A superorder in the class CEPHALOPODA, consisting of the orders Octopoda (octopus) with over 200 species and Vampyromorpha with a single species. The latter is a phylogenetic relic but holds the key to the origins of Octopoda.
Preferred term Octopodiformes
Entry term(s) Octopodiforme
Octopoda - Narrower
Concept UI M0015211
Scope note An eight-armed cephalopod mollusk belonging to the order Octopoda. It includes the octopus as food.
Preferred term Octopoda
Entry term(s) Octopodas
Octopus
Octopuse
Octopuses



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