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astronomy-to-zoology:

Pharaoh Cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis)

…a large species of cuttlefish that is native to  western Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, and much of the Pacific as well. Like other cuttlefish S. pharonis is active at night, hunting at shallower depths for small fish, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. 

Classification

Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Sepiida-Sepiidae-Sepia-S. pharonis

Images: Silke Baron and Stickpen

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phoneticfun:

crime-and-puns:

*sets entire english language on fire*

The beauties of historical word formation

cuttlefishception 

phoneticfun:

crime-and-puns:

*sets entire english language on fire*

The beauties of historical word formation

cuttlefishception 

(via stochastic-mollusk)

— 1 week ago with 46153 notes
fuckyeahaquaria:

Berry’s Bobtail Squid | Euprymna berryi
(by Luko Gecko)

fuckyeahaquaria:

Berry’s Bobtail Squid | Euprymna berryi

(by Luko Gecko)

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— 2 weeks ago with 3217 notes

realmonstrosities:

A deep sea octopus making shapes.

Octopods like this have long, fleshy spikes known as cirri lining their arms. It’s thought they’re used to create a current which draws copepods to the mouth.

There are a whole bunch of deep sea octopods with mantle fins and cirri, all belonging to a suborder called cirrata. Few are as colourful as this one, though!

…Video: EVNautilus

— 1 month ago with 1086 notes

asylum-art:

Beautiful Glowing Portraits of a Bobtail Squid by Todd Bretl

A series of portraits documenting the magnificent screatures known as bobtail squids.

(Source: f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s, via ileolai)

— 1 month ago with 1118 notes
rhamphotheca:

The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) uses  light produced by its symbiotic bacteria for camouflage. 
photo: PLOS Biology, Frazee and McFall-Ngai 
(via: The Scientist)

rhamphotheca:

The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) uses  light produced by its symbiotic bacteria for camouflage.

photo: PLOS Biology, Frazee and McFall-Ngai

(via: The Scientist)

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poorhornycat:

sunscorchx:

Somebody tried to stump this squid by putting it in front of a background that its camouflage mechanisms could never hope to imitate…
So it turned itself transparent.

stick it to the man, Squid.

poorhornycat:

sunscorchx:

Somebody tried to stump this squid by putting it in front of a background that its camouflage mechanisms could never hope to imitate…

So it turned itself transparent.

stick it to the man, Squid.

(via least-virginy-virgin-ever)

— 2 months ago with 207668 notes