A new species of cuttlefish has been discovered on the Southern tip of India, according to The Hindu. Discovered in Tamil Nadu, along the coast of the town of Colachel, the species has been named Sepia vecchioni.
The cuttlefish was discovered by researchers with the Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI) who were carrying out research on cephalopods, a class of invertebrates including octopus, squid, nautilus, and cuttlefish.
Cuttlefish, like other cephalopods, have the capacity to change colors to hide or display their emotions.
There are over 120 different species of cuttlefish known in the world; fifteen species have now been recorded in Indian waters.
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