Cuttlefish by taylor whitworth

The cuttlefish is a fish found in the coral reef. The cuttlefish can be orange, gray, or black. Cuttlefish are 16 inches tall. They weigh over 10 kilograms. The cuttlebone is full with gas so it allows it to swim. They are related to Octopuses, Squids, and Nautiluses.

The cuttlefish is a carnivore. That means they eat meat. Cuttlefish eat crabs, shrimp, mollusks, fish, octopus, and other cuttlefish.

The cuttlefish lives in the Pacific Ocean near Australia. The cuttlefish needs sand to camouflage itself. A cuttlefish lives on the seafloor. A cuttlefish lives alone until they find a mate.

A cuttlefish has many adaptions like the ability to camouflage in the sand. They hide from their prey and then jump out and attack it. Cuttlefish have a pair of undulating fins that span the length of their body and help them swim. For many quick movements it propels itself by shooting water out of its gut.

The cuttlefish enemies are people, dolphins, sharks, other fish, seals, seabirds and other cuttlefish. Cuttlefish hide in the sand when they`re born or flatten out their body to hide from predators.

People used to hunt the cuttlefish for its ink to write and draw. A cuttlefish can light up on its sides. A cuttlefish has more than 50 colors and patterns to camouflage itself. Cuttlefish are a type of squid. A cuttlefish has three hearts with two pumping blood to its large gills and one circulating the oxygenated blood to the rest of the body.

Now everyone should know that a cuttlefish is an amazing animal of our world.


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