Class Cephalopoda (greek/neo-latin for "head-footed") includes cuttlefishes, squids and octopuses. Most cephalopods lack external shell, their soft bodies are unprotected from predators. However, they have evolved into superb swimmers. Their tentacles became very effective tools to kill prey, manipulate objects and sense the environment. Octopi even use their tentacles to walk. Squids and cuttlefishes are supreme hunters. They feed on crustaceans and fish, caught with two very long special tentacles, that they shoot out with great speed and accuracy. The cephalopods' eye is similar to that of vertebrates' and is capable of forming real images.
|Blue Ringed Octopus
|Bobtail squid - Euprymna berryi||Broadclub cuttlefish
|Cuttlefish - Sepia sp|
|Cuttlefish - Sepia sp||Flamboyant cuttlefish
Octopus cf. marginatus
|Needle cuttlefish - Sepia aculeata|
|Cuttlefish - Sepia sp||Pharaoh cuttlefish
|Reef octopus - Octopus cyanea||Pygmy squid - Idiosepius sp.|
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