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The Oceanides, Edited by Judith Pascoe

nautilus: The Paper Nautilus or argonaut is a small cibranchiate cephalopod. The female is protected by a thin, single-chambered shell and has webbed dorsal arms which it was once believed were used for sails. The Pearly Nautilus is a tetrabranchiate cephalopod found in the Pacific and Indian oceans. It has a beautiful chambered shell with nacreous septa.

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November 2003

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