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Nautilus(Nautilidae) informations, facts - classicanimal.com

Nautilus(Nautilidae) is a beautiful, water living cephalopod native in the Indian and Pacific oceans. Nautilus is the only living members of the subclass Nautiloidea. There are six living species in the world. Nautilus is a close relative of octopuses and squids.

Information

Name

Their scientific name is NautilidaeThe name originated from the Greek word. Nautilus is also known as 'plural nautiluses', 'nautili'.

Common Name: Nautilus
Scientific Name: Nautilidae
Other Name: Plural nautiluses, Nautili

Scientific Classification 

Nautilus belongs to the family of Nautilidae. Nautilus is a small-sized, rare cephalopod species. There are six living species in the world. Their conservation status is 'Not extinct'. These species are listed as endangered by IUCN.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Nautilida
Genus: ‎Nautilus
Family: ‎Nautilidae
Group: Fish
Number of Species: 6
Conservation Status: Not extinct

Living & Habitat

Nautilus is found in the Indian oceans, Pacific oceans. Nautilus is habitats such as tropical waters, coral reefs.

Living Locations: Indian oceans, Pacific oceans
Habitat: Tropical waters, Coral reefs

Physical Classification

Nautilus is a small-sized cephalopod and whole body covers with a beautiful shell. Nautilus shell is composed of two layers: a striking white iridescent inner layer and a matte white outer layer. Their skin color is blue-grey, brown-white. An adult length around 15 cm to 20 cm long and weighs around 800 g to 1.3 kg.

Color: Blue-grey, Brown-white
Skin Type: Moisture skin
Weight: 800 g to 1.3 kg (Approx)
Size: 15 cm to 20 cm (Approx)

Diet

Nautilus is mainly is part of the Carnivore diet, which means they eat meat. The main prey of food is hermit crabs, dead crustaceans, fish. They have some natural predators like the octopus, teleost fish, some species of sharks.

Diet: Carnivore
Favorite Food:  Hermit crabs, Dead crustaceans, Fish
Predators: Octopus, Teleost fish, Some species of sharks

Lifestyle

Their lifespan up to 20 years. Nautilus nocturnal water living species. At the age of 15 years old both females and males are ready to sexually mature. After the incubation period lasts around 1 year. Female lays around 10 to 20 eggs per year.

Lifestyle: Nocthural
Group Behavior: Solitary
Lifespan: Up to 19 Years
Age of Sexual Maturity: 15 Years
Hatching Period: 1 Year
Average Spawn Size10 to 20
Baby called: Hatchling

Short Facts

  • Nautiluses are usually found deep into the sea between 500 ft to 1000 ft below the surface.

  • Nautilus is the only species of cephalopods that have an external shell.

  • Nautilus has a unique technique for the movement by jet-propulsion.

References

Wikipedia.org: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus

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