Dive into the World of Cuttlefish

Ever Wonder if Cuttlefish Like to Cuddle?

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Cuttlefish are marine molluscs (of the order Sepiida) that belong to the same class as squid and octopus. This class is known as Cephalopoda which means head foot. They have eight arms and two tentacles.

Cuttlefish are experts at disguise and can change color to blend in with their surroundings. The males are also known for their vibrant “flashing” colors during fighting and mating. Cuttlefish are hunters and, in general, they like to be alone.

There are approximately 100 different species of cuttlefish. The species that we have at Discovery Place Science can grow to be about a foot long.

Have cuttlefish piqued your interest? Learn more about them at Encyclopedia Britannica.