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Cephalopods are members of the mollusk family. They have large heads, tentacles, and the ability to squirt ink.
Asked in Cephalopods
Where are cuttlefish found on the map?
The common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, has been found in the Mediterranean, North and Baltic Seas, although populations have been proposed to occur as far south as South Africa. They are found in sublittoral depths (between the low tide line and the edge of the continental shelf, to about 100 fathoms or 200 m). ...
Asked in Squid, Cephalopods
What family do the octopus?
Here are some answers: Family Amphitretidae: telescope octopus Family Bolitaenidae: gelatinous octopus Family Octopodidae: benthic octopus Family Vitreledonellidae: Glass Octopus Superfamily Argonautoida Family Alloposidae: Seven-arm Octopus Family Argonautidae: argonauts Family Ocythoidae: Tuberculate Pelagic Octopus Family Tremoctopodidae: blanket octopus ...
Asked in Squid, Orcas (killer whales), Cephalopods
What is a squid?
A squid is a member of the cephalopod family. It is closely related to octopus and cuttlefish. They are one of the most advanced members of the group of animals that contains snails and clams. squids are ten-armed cephalopods with slender bodies and pairs of rounded or triangular caudal fins and varying in length from 4-6 in. (10-15 cm) to 60-80 ft. (18-24 m)....
Asked in Fables and Folklore, Cryptids and Legendary Creatures, Pirates of the Caribbean Movies, Cephalopods
What is a Kraken?
A Kraken is a huge sea monster in Norwegian Greek legend that looks like a giant octopus or giant squid. The legend may very well be born from rare occurrences of giant squid coming to the surface and attacking ships; Sperm whales are known to hunt down and eat giant squid. This giant squid theory seems unlikely though as a giant squid would probably die from the changing pressures before reaching the surface. I think it's a giant squid. A3 I...
Asked in Zoologists, Cephalopods
Does a octopus have bones?
No. The only solid, hard body part is its mouth, which is like a beak. That is why they can hide in really small spaces, like a jar or in a small hole. On PBS, in a laboratory, I saw a full grown octopus climb out of it's tank and go across to a tank of a fully grown shark in it. The shark tried to swim away, but the octopus wrapped its arms around it and with it's suction...
How does a chambered nautilus move?
like other cephalopods the nautilus moves via "jet propulsion" by shooting water out of its hyponome (funnel). Unlike other cephalopods it lives in a hard shell and therefore does not have a muscular mantle. Instead it has a flap on its hyponome that when it is closes increases the velocity of water moving out the funnel. This is analogous to placing your thumb over the end of a garden hose. ...