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Portrait view of the common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis in the N. Aegean Sea. Individual chromatophores are seen at high res.

Portrait view of the common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis in the N. Aegean Sea. Individual chromatophores are seen at high res. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

B. Mete Uz / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

AYWE59

File size:

58.2 MB (2.3 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5425 x 3749 px | 45.9 x 31.7 cm | 18.1 x 12.5 inches | 300dpi

Location:

N. Aegean Sea, Bozcaada, Turkey.

More information:

The common (or European) cuttlefish is found throughout the Mediterranean Sea. The skin of the cuttlefish contains pigment cells called chromatophores. Specialized mucles can constrict or dilate the pigment sack and allow the animal to change colors very rapidly. Various patterns and colors are used as camouflage as well as for communication. The photograph covers about 70mm on the long side.

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