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Muddy Argonaut, a.k.a. Paper Nautilus, Argonauta hians, grasping a jellyfish. Like the small butterfish, the Argonaut uses the jelly to shield it from predators. Argonauts are not true nautiluses, but rather a group of open-ocean octopuses.  Only the females produce the delicately beautiful shell, which is actually an egg case.  Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean
Muddy Argonaut, a.k.a. Paper Nautilus, Argonauta hians, grasping a jellyfish. Like the small butterfish, the Argonaut uses the jelly to shield it from predators. Argonauts are not true nautiluses, but rather a group of open-ocean octopuses. Only the females produce the delicately beautiful shell, which is actually an egg case. Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean
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