A cephalopod is any member of the mollusc class Cephalopoda, characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a modification of the mollusk foot, a muscular hydrostat, into the form of arms or tentacles. Cephalopods exist both on Earth and on alien worlds. Terrestrial examples of cephalopods include the octopus or squid. An alien example of a cephalopod would be the dianoga, or "trash compactor monster" from Star Wars fame. Another type of cephalopod from the series are scum-squids, as referenced in Star Wars, Volume 3 by Marvel Comics.
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