Cephalopod & The Life of a Cuttlefish

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Cephalopod & The Life of a Cuttlefish

CephalopodThe Life of a Cuttlefish

Online Sources:1.  https://britannica.com/animal/cuttlefish2.  https://britannica.com/animal/cephalopod3.  https://marinebio.org/species/common-cuttlefish4.  https://pbs.org/wnet/nature/animal-guide-cuttlefish/1161/5.  https://cuttlefish-info.weebly.com/behavioral-adaptations.html 6.  https://cuttlefishbio.weebly.com/physical-features.html7.  https://mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/5-amazing-facts-about-strange-beautiful-cuttlefish

ClassificationThe Cuttlefish is a Cephalopod.  They are invertebrates and are marine animals.  4 other animals in this classification include:

Squid

Nautilus

Octopus

Blue-ringed Octopus

BehaviorCuttlefish can change their body colors to blend into their surroundings.  They do this to defend themselves from predators as well as hunt for prey.  As masters of disguise, Cuttlefish sneak up on their prey and shoot their tentacles to hunt.  They are also very smart and smarter than some mammals.  They can also pretend to be a different gender (either male or female) to avoid conflict with larger Cuttlefish during mating.

Physical CharacteristicsCuttlefish have eight arms and two longer tentacles.  They are invertebrates (they have no spine) and can reach 50 centimeters long. Additionally, they have flattened bodies bordered by a pair of narrow fins.

Habitat (Natural Home of Cuttlefish)Cuttlefish inhabit shallow tropical or temperate coastal waters.  They migrate or move to deeper water during winter.  They are usually present along the coasts of East and Southeast Asia.  Cuttlefish also breed during spring and summer and can produce about 100-300 eggs.

Completed by:  Keira MeisnerDate:  October 31, 2019


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