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Paper Thin Shell Close-up of Female Paper Nautilus - Argonauta hians, showing its paper thin shell, which is translucent. Argonauta hians,Indonesia,Komodo,Nautilus,Paper Nautilus,Winged Argonaut Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Paper Thin Shell

Close-up of Female Paper Nautilus - Argonauta hians, showing its paper thin shell, which is translucent.

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  1. Beautiful close-up! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, Christine :) Posted 3 years ago
    2. Thanks, Christine :) Posted 3 years ago

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''Argonauta hians'', also known as the winged argonaut, muddy argonaut or brown paper nautilus, is a species of pelagic octopus. The common name comes from the grey to brown coloured shell. The Chinese name for this species translates as "Grey Sea-horse's Nest". The female of the species, like all argonauts, creates a paper-thin eggcase that coils around the octopus much like the way a nautilus lives in its shell . The eggcase is characterised by a wide keel that gives it a square appearance, few.. more

Similar species: Octopuses
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Aug 10, 2019. Captured Aug 9, 2019 19:52.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO500
  • 18mm