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Dancing Chromatophores of the squid, Loligo pealeii

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Uploaded on Oct 27, 2010

Chromatophores are muscle-controlled pigment cells in the skin of cephalopods, such as squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. These chromatophores expand and contract on command in order to help the animal blend in with its surroundings, or to communicate with other animals.

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