Baby flamboyant cuttlefish color change

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  • By Tessa Montague


A baby flamboyant cuttlefish instantaneously changes its color and texture. It changes color using pigment-filled sacs, called chromatophores, which expand and contract to create pixels of color. It changes texture using small muscles called papillae that contract under the skin. The chromatophores and papillae are controlled by motor neurons projecting from the brain to the skin. 

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