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 MarineBio.org". MarineBio.org. 12 December 2011 <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=168>.
Published on Dec 13, 2011
Life Strategy: male attaches sperm packet to female’s shell, female creates eggs, lays. hatched young are miniature adults, independent Comm...