In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1calamar masculine(small) chipirón masculinefried squid — calamares a la romana
- Like squids and octopuses, cuttlefishes have a funnel for jet propulsion, but unlike the other two, they also have an internal, oval-shaped bony chamber that fills with gas.
- The immature light organs of a young squid develop a field of ciliated cells, which help draw Vibrio in from ocean water, as well as a series of deep pockets, or crypts, in which these bacteria will live.
- Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, which later became a Disney movie, featured an encounter between a colossal squid and a French naval vessel.
- Catsharks occur around the globe in warm temperate seas, and therefore are a consistent predator on populations of squid, crustaceans, cephalopods, and small fishes.
- The mantle and funnel of squids are essential in generating and modulating thrust for jet locomotion.
- The color-changing behavior is controlled by the squid's brain and provides visual signals, but the purpose of those signals is still unknown.
- Soft-bodied squid replaced the hard-shelled ammonites as the leading molluscs.
- The circulatory systems of other vertebrates, as well as those of squids and octopuses, employ similar rubbery materials.
- Like squids, belemnites possessed an ink sac and ten arms.
- Scientists believe the squid live at depths of 660 to 2,300 feet during the day.
- The squid weighs about 550 pounds and was found in two pieces on Seven Mile Beach.
- Despite inherent inefficiencies, jetting is the primary mode of locomotion for both primitive nautilus and powerful, migratory oceanic squids.
- During his fifth trip to Papua New Guinea, Hall took this month's featured photograph of a female squid laying eggs on a submerged tree branch.
- In squids, octopuses and cuttlefish, the pigment layer is below the photoreceptors, in an area of dense blood vessels.
- This evolutionary shift, too, has occurred many times - groups as diverse as squids, roundworms, and most vertebrates develop without the benefit of larvae.
- Giant cephalopods such as squid and octopuses are also a great source of sea-monster folklore.
- The cuttlefish is a relative of the squid and octopus family (cephalopods).
- Each boat, manned by two or three fisherman, typically brings back a metric ton of squid every night.
- The major group of mesozoans, the Dicyemida, live as microscopic parasites in the renal organs of squid and octopuses.
- Looking at just squids and octopods, the researchers have recorded about 50 species and believe they have found two new species of squid.
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