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A squid’s beak is a marvel of biological engineering
Posted by Ed Yong on March 27, 2008
Early beak development in Argonauta Nodosa and Octopus Vulgaris
CEPHALOPOD BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION RM Franco-Santos, J. Iglesias (pdf)
Keywords Argonauta Á Beak Á Cephalopod Á Octopus Á Paralarvae Á
Rostrum Introduction Incirrate octopods employ distinct life strategies.
Interesting study of para larvae jaw sizes and descriptions comparing both species. Of note, new hatched paper nautilus and vulgaris have teeth. The paper suggests these jagged edges of the beaks are used more for securing the prey than any kind of chewing activity.
Cephalopod beak guide for the Southern Ocean
Xavier, José, Cherel, Yves 2009
Book can be downloaded here.
Links to cephalopod beaks on the Tree of Life
Richard E. Young
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