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Turtlepus

Octopoda cheloniidae

The Turtlepus lives in the aphotic zone (600-3,300 ft) for the majority of the day. There is very faint, filtered sunlight to this zone during the day. This zone also has a lot of pressure.

The Turtlepus also lives in the photic zone. surface layer of the ocean that receives sunlight. The uppermost 80 m (260 feet) or more of the ocean, which is sufficiently illuminated to permit photosynthesis by phytoplankton and plants.

The Turtlepus also lives in the mesopelagic zone. This is a layer of the oceanic zone lying beneath the epipelagic zone and above the bathypelagic zone, at depths generally between 200 and 1,000 m (656 and 3,280 ft).

The Turtlepus is a close relative of the octopus. With eight tentacles and a pink color. The Turtlepus can also camoflaugue to blend in with its surroundings. The Turtlepus is very flexible and can fit in small spaces when it needs to.

To move around the Turtlepus genrally walks on the ocean floor. When neccessary, it uses Jet Propulsion to move at fast speeds.

Jet Propulsion

They breathe by using their gills. The Turtlepus can not surive on land for long at all and has to constatntly move to keep water respirating through its body to survive.

The Turtlepus is a carnivore. It feeds on crabs, clams, mussels, and small fish. The Turtlepus has small teeth and it eats the animal through a hole towards the bottom of the body.

The Turtlepus reproduces by inserting his tentacle into a small hole the females head and releasing sperm.

Some of its defense strategies include inking. The Turtlepus can shoot a black ink substance at potential predators. Also its hard shell permits large animals from penetrating its head. Also has mentioned before, its camoflaugue and flexibility allow it to avoid predators.

Ink

The Turtlepus is classified as nekton. Although it spends most of its time on the sea floor, it is not bound there and tends to swim around when nessecary.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/ocean/twilight/

http://animals.mom.me/traits-octopuses-survive-3071.html

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