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Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish

(Metasepia pfefferi)

Is another species of cuttlefish that occupies the same habitat as the pyjama squid, Indo-Pacific and Australia, also it shares it’s poison glands as it is one of the few Cephalopods that are poisonous, displayed by it’s flamboyant colors. they are also quite small as well at 2.4 in. they are active during the day and are known to hunt it uses camouflage to stalk its prey. another feature of this species is due to it’s small cuttlebone it can’t float/swim for long periods of time and almost exclusivly walks upon the sea floor

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Sepiida-Sepiidae-Metasepia

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STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein’s monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these “electric bacteria” are very real and are popping up all over the place.

Unlike any other living thing on Earth, electric bacteria use energy in its purest form – naked electricity in the shape of electrons harvested from rocks and metals. We already knew about two types, Shewanella and Geobacter. Now, biologists are showing that they can entice many more out of rocks and marine mud by tempting them with a bit of electrical juice. Experiments growing bacteria on battery electrodes demonstrate that these novel, mind-boggling forms of life are essentially eating and excreting electricity.