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Nautiluses are nocturnal cephalopods that make vertical migrations from the benthic zone by day to the pelagic zone by night where they forage on crustaceans, carrion and small fishes. Food is captured by up to 100 retractable tentacles and passed to their mouth where a beak-like jaw tears it into pieces. Their radula, a file-like feeding structure, further shreds the food before it is swallowed.
Not yet assessed by IUCN
The nautilus lives on the bottom of the South Pacific and Indian oceans at depths of 200 to 2,000 feet (60 to 600 m).
Invertebrates Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza