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knobbed argonaut (Argonauta nodosa)

English: A shell of female pelagic cephalopod Argonauta nodosa which serves as an eggcase. A drawing by Niccolò Gualtieri (1742).
Русский: Раковина самки пелагического головоногого моллюска Argonauta nodosa, выступающая в роли выводковой камеры. Рисунок Никколо Гуалтиери (1742)
Date 1742
Source Index Testarum Conchyliorum (1742) of Niccolò Gualtieri.
Author Niccolò Gualtieri

Argonauta nodosa, also known as the knobby or knobbed argonaut, is a species of pelagic octopus. 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 (hence the name paper nautilus).

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