Cephalopods possess a sophisticated system of chromatophore organs, capable of rapid and dynamic changes for communication and camouflage, reflecting their complex cognitive abilities.
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The interplay between pigmentary and structural coloration in cephalopods showcases their ability to manipulate light with precision, using reflectin proteins and crystallins in a manner unmatched in the natural world.
Cephalopods exhibit the richest color patterns in the animal kingdom, with dynamic adaptability for a wide array of camouflage and signaling, made possible by their unique cellular structures.
Discover more about cephalopod chromatophore organs and their potential to inspire new material sciences by reading the full article in Nature Communications "Dynamic pigmentary and structural coloration within cephalopod chromatophore organs".