The animal kingdom is full of weird and wonderful animals and I love finding our about them. One that I found recently is the striped pyjama squid.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These amazing looking animals only grow to about 7 cm long. They get their name because they look like they are dressed for bed.
- Striped pyjama squid aren’t actually a squid, but are a type of cuttlefish.
- They are very sneaky hunters, hiding under the sand with only their bright yellow eyes showing. This helps them to ambush their prey, which includes small fish and shrimp.
- To protect themselves from predators, when threatened they can produce a slime that scientists think may be toxic and surrounds their body.
- Striped pyjama squid can be found in shallow waters off the coast of eastern, southern and western Australia.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about striped pyjama squid?