|Do invertebrates change colors like the
|Question Date: 2013-05-08|
Organisms that change colors contain pigments
called chromatophores. There are many different
kinds of organisms that have chromatophores,
including amphibians, cephalopods, bacteria, fish,
and reptiles! Two of the kinds of organisms listed
are invertebrates: cephalopods (organisms such as
octopi) and bacteria. This is an interesting and
rich topic. I suggest you go to Wikipedia and look
up the "chromatophore" page if you would like more
Yes, and much better than a chameleon, in fact:
squid, octopus, and cuttlefish all are capable of
changing the patterns and colors on their bodies -
except that the squid or octopus has thousands of
colors and patterns it can assume, while a
chameleon has a few tens.
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