Cuttlefish. The amazing invertebrate By Nicholas Scheper. What is the Cuttlefish?. The cuttlefish is a mollusk closely related to the octopus and squid. They have eight arms and two tentacles.They can also squirt ink like its relatives.
The amazing invertebrate
By Nicholas Scheper
The cuttlefish swims in the deep ocean.
The cuttlefish is slow-moving, but can squirt ink and change color to protect itself.
The cuttlefish is a carnivore and eats mollusks, crabs, fish, worms, shrimp, octopi, and cuttlefish.
It gets its food by two tentacles that shoot out and grab the prey and pull it into a beak-like mouth.
The cuttlefish is somewhere in the middle of the food web.
The cuttlefish is more of a solitary animal and doesn’t live in herds.
The cuttlefish is nocturnal and does not hibernate or migrate.
The life cycle of a cuttlefish is: 1. They are in an egg. 2. They hatch and are babies. 3. At one or two they become an adult and start to reproduce. 4. They die around the ages of 3-5.
They lay eggs.
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