In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A male blanket octopus fills a modified tentacle with sperm, tears it off, presents it to its prospective mates, and then drifts off to certain death.
- Another tentacle wrapped around her mouth, and her breathing stopped.
- These anemone eat small crustaceans, plankton and various tidepool animals that venture into the range of their stinging tentacles.
- The tentacles contain harpoon-like stinging capsules called nematocysts that the anemones employ to capture prey and ward off predators.
- These feet are long, thin, flexible tentacles ending in tiny suction cups.
- It is believed that they captured prey with their retractable tentacles and passed it to their mouth where a beak-like jaw tore it into pieces.
- The bud develops its own mouth and set of feeding tentacles but shares a gut, and hence its food, with its parent.
- The tip of the snout is expanded into a naked pink disc which supports 22 finger-like tentacles or feelers which give this creature its name.
- The feature shared by this group is the lophophore, an unusual feeding appendage bearing hollow tentacles.
- Though fairly simple animals, the tentacles of sea anemones are covered with intricate stinging cells used both for defence and for capturing prey.
- The head projects into a crown of prehensile tentacles - ranging from 8 in the octopus to 80 or 90 in the living nautilus.
- The tentacles around the mouth are disposed in concentric circles, usually forming a series of radial lines rather than being alternately arranged.
- If we approach carefully, the beautiful patterning on the soft tissues, the slender tentacles and iridescent eye spots can all be observed.
- The squid's tentacles are armed with suckers, each ringed with tiny teeth to help snare prey.
- It has powerful arms and tentacles, excellent underwater vision, and a razor-sharp beak that easily tears through the flesh of its prey.
- In a group round the mouth were sixteen slender, almost whiplike tentacles, arranged in two bunches of eight each.
- At one end of the animal is a mouth surrounded by tentacles.
- Something in the water had wrapped its arms or tentacles around his legs and was dragging him down despite his efforts.
- Older males in particular also have tentacles on the first few spines of their dorsal fins.
- Beneath their tentacles is a mouth full of teeth the size of fingers.
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