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All about Cephalopods

Abyssal plains

Vast, flat areas of the deep ocean floor, usually found at depths between 3,000 and 6,000 meters.

Acidic matrix

A substance with a low pH level

Adaptive value

The benefit or advantage that a trait provides to an organism in its environment

Akkorokamui

A gigantic tentacled monster from Ainu folklore

Allometric growth

Growth where different body parts or structures grow at different rates.

Ammonia

Ammonia is a compound that is incorporated into shell formation in terrestrial molluscs and other non-molluscan lineages. It is produced as waste in large amounts by cephalopods due to their consumption of protein.

Ammonites

An extinct group of shelled cephalopods.

Ammonium chloride

Ammonium chloride is a compound used by cephalopods to store ammonium ions. It helps reduce their overall density and increase buoyancy.