phragmocone


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phragmocone

the internal shell of a cuttlefish or other cephalopod made up of several chambers.
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There are two possible approaches to studying phragmocone strength against implosion.
The phragmocone of cephalopods is a buoyancy system that works best, in terms of both strength and emptying capability, in shallow water.
1, 4), which means rapid process of burial, leaving not sufficient time for the sediment to enter the innermost chambers of the phragmocone.