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1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of ten-armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of loligo, Ommastrephes, and related genera. See Calamary, decacerata, dibranchiata.

Some of these squids are very abundant on the atlantic coast of North America, and are used in large quantities for bait, especially in the cod fishery. The most abundant of the American squids are the northern squid (Ommastrephes illecebrosus), ranging from southern new England to newfoundland, and the southern squid (loligo Pealii), ranging from virginia to Massachusetts.

2. A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance, fastened on its shank to imitate a squid. Flying squid, giant squid.

(Science: zoology) The striped bass.

Origin: Cf. Squirt.

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Re: Alas the creationists are right though...

... yes we could have been blind if this specific patch of cells never evolved the way it did. Or have a completely different type of eyes like the squids or the insects. Then i thought that ears have a common characteristic with eyes(they both help us to understand the environment).I questioned ...

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by canalon
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:43 pm
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Re: Evolution of sexual reproduction

... Familiar examples of basic animal body plans are cnidarians (corals and jellyfish), mollusks (squids and shellfish), arthropods (crustaceans, insects, and trilobites), echinoderms (sea star and sea urchins), and the chordates (animals with backbones), ...

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by jevg
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:21 pm
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a question on evolution

... aeons before humans and they'll probably survive much longer than the whole human race. Nematodes make humans look quite amateurs. Also, I think squids are more successful than humans, because they can dive very deep without any diving apparatuses, but humans can not. And squids do not suffer ...

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Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:42 am
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Why do you keep talking about species

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm
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Marine intertabrates

Sure, please do send my some gigantic squids :D But do not deal with Squidward ok? :lol:

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by Dr.Stein
Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Marine intertabrates
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