Kōrero: Octopus and squid

Paper nautilus egg case (1 o 2)

Paper nautilus egg case

This shell was made by a female paper nautilus octopus to protect her eggs. Produced from a thin horn-like secretion from the tips of two tentacles, it resembles the shape of a true nautilus shell. Paper nautilus are tropical animals, but occasionally schools of them are carried in ocean currents to New Zealand, where they become stranded in shallow waters around the northern coast.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, 'Octopus and squid - Octopus in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7928/paper-nautilus-egg-case (accessed 14 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006