TITLE

Cuttlefish

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Cuttlefish, a sea animal related to the squid and octopus. It is not a fish but a mollusk. The cuttlefish is found in tropical and temperate seas. It has an oval body, somewhat flattened. The common cuttlefish (also called the common sepia) is 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) long and ranges in color from light gray to dark brown. Some species are much larger, attaining a length of more than two feet (60 cm). A thin flap of skin like a frilled fin runs along each side. There are two prominent eyes. The mouth is surrounded by eight arms and two longer tentacles that bear suckers, used to catch prey (fish and crustaceans) or attach the animal to some object.
ACCESSION #
37309983

 

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