This mollusk is a master of disguise.
Posted October 23, 2013
The dwarf cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) doesn’t need to worry about finding a new Halloween costume each year; it can change its skin color instead! When the cuttlefish encounters a new environment, pigment sacs called chromatophores expand and contract, creating different colors. The chromatophores can also mimic textures, movement and light patterns, making the cuttlefish a master of disguise that can fool both predators and prey.
Cuttlefish are mollusks with an internal shell. They are closely related to octopi, squid and other cephalopods.
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