Variable Neon Slug

Nembrotha kubaryana
Scale 5 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 2

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Play: This slug has a MOVE of 1 and can only feed off of SPECIES cards with class ASCIDIACEA.
Fact: This slug can store, in its tissues, the toxins from the ascidians it eats and then can release them in a slimy defensive mucus when alarmed.

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Nembrotha kubaryana, also known as the variable neon slug, is a species of colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae. [3] This animal can reach a total length of more than 120 mm. It is a large dark-bodied nudibranch which may have green stripes running down the length […] read more

Giant Cuttlefish

Sepia apama
Scale 6 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3

8 POINTS

Play: The Giant Cuttlefish has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Using cells known as chromatophores, the cuttlefish can put on spectacular displays, changing color in an instant.

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Sepia apama, also known as the giant cuttlefish and Australian giant cuttlefish,[2] is the world’s largestcuttlefish species, growing to 50 cm in mantle length and over 10.5 kg (23 lb) in weight.[3] Using cells known as chromatophores, the cuttlefish can put on spectacular displays, changing color in an instant. S. apama is native to the southern coast of […] read more

Octopus

Octopus genus
Scale 7 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3

9 POINTS

Play: An octopus has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Darwin collected many samples along the coast of the Cape Verde Islands, and commented: “I took several specimens of an Octopus, which possessed a most marvellous power of changing its colours; equalling any chamaelion.”

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An octopus (/ˈɒktəpʊs/ or /ˈɒktəpəs/; plural: octopuses, octopi, or octopodes; see below) is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda. It has two eyes and four pairs of arms and, like other cephalopods, it is bilaterally symmetric. An octopus has a hard beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms. An octopus […] read more

Common Octopus

Octopus vulgaris
Scale 7 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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8 POINTS

Play: The Common Octopus has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: The Common Octopus is able to colour blend with its surroundings.

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Graphic by James Sowerby (1806)
The common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is the most studied of all octopus species. O. vulgaris is considered cosmopolitan. Global[1] in its range in the eastern Atlantic extends from theMediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa. It also occurs off theAzores, Canary Islands, and Cape Verde Islands.[2] The species […] read more

Ammonite

Ammonoidea subclass
Scale 7 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 2
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EXTINCT | 3 POINTS

Play: MOVE of 2.
Despite their large shells that could grow up to 7 feet across, these predatory, squid-like shellfish were capable of swimming.

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Graphic by M.Shanley/AMNHwww.amnh.org/
Ammonites /ˈæmənaɪts/ are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the classCephalopoda. These molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids (i.e. octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species. The earliest ammonites appear during the Devonian, and the last species died […] read more

Clam

Bivalvia class
Scale 5 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 2
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EXTANT | 2 POINTS

Play: MOVE of 1.
The organs of clams are surrounded by watery blood that contains nutrients and oxygen.

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Graphic by Raúl Martinwww.amnh.org/
“Clam” is an informal term used to refer to bivalve molluscs. They first appeared in Cambrian age rocks 510 million years ago. [1] They presently live in both freshwater and marine habitats, and range in adult size from nearly microscopic to the giant clam, which can weigh 200 kilograms (440 lbs). Some have life cycles […] read more