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  • popsealife:

    Hypnosis Attack!!

    Like their other cephalopod cousins, cuttlefish (such as this broadclub cuttlefish, Sepia latimanus), exhibit exceptional control of their chromatophoresthe color-changing pigments in their skin.

    Here, the broadclub cuttlefish appears to ‘hypnotize’ its prey with a dazzling, oscillating display, before striking with a pair of lightning-quick tentacles.

    video source: anas abdul on Youtube

    reference: Hanlon and Messenger. 1998.

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