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A cuttlefish can rapidly change the texture of its skin. This technique is often used to communicate to other cuttlefish during mating rituals, but also helps the cuttlefish hide from predators. If hiding doesn’t work, the cuttlefish can quickly jet away, leaving behind a cloud of foul tasting black ink in the face of its attacker.
Like many species of cuttlefish, the Pharaoh cuttlefish is a valuable part of large-scale commercial fisheries through Asia. Cuttlefish are harvested for their meat.
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