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Title: Saltwater/Marine Invertebrates

Species #: 114

Common Name: Chambered Nautilus Scientific Name: Nautilus pompilius Kingdom: Animalia Class: Cephalopoda Family:

Phylum: Mollusca Order:



Geography / Habitat: Indo-Pacific, near bottoms of coral reefs

Life Strategy: male attaches sperm packet to female’s shell, female creates eggs, lays. hatched young are miniature adults, independent

Food / Feed Strategy: uses sense of smell, not sight, to eat fish, crabs, carrion

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Body Form or Style: Shelled cephalopod Swim / Locomotion Style: Jet Propulsion Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: "Emperor Nautilus, Nautilus pompilius pompilius at". 12 December 2011 <>.

14 Chambered Nautilus