Is Rossia Pacifica a squid?

A globular-eyed squid roams the ocean floor without its cover-up. Hello Rossia Pacifica.

This giant purple squid seduced scientists with its large, globular eyes.

These images were taken aboard the exploration vessel the Nautilus. This adorable creature is believed to be a cuttlefish from the Rossia Pacifica family.

Cuttlefish are cephalopods which are characterized by 8 tentacles and 2 large tentacles. Their superpower is to be able to camouflage themselves everywhere thanks to their dress. This dress is called tegument and covers the entire body of the cuttlefish. This tegument is covered with pigment cells which allow it to wear as many colors and patterns as it wishes. During the nuptial swimming, the cuttlefish varies the color of tegument.

It is a colored substance that is found in the skin and organs in general of animals or plants.

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What is Rossia Pacifica's camouflage for?

Its camouflage is mainly used to hunt its prey. In general, the cuttlefish buries itself in the seabed and takes the same color, becoming invisible to the eyes of shrimp and small fish. Thus ambushed, it can arise on these prey to offer a good feast!

What surprised the scientists aboard the Nautilus was that the cuttlefish was not trying to hide.


This is what makes up the body of animals. The skin of a human being is a seed coat.


It is the element that makes up all living things.


The ability to blend into its environment to disappear.