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How do the purpose of tentacles and arms of a squid differ?
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Squids have four pairs of arms and a pair of tentacles. The tentacles are longer than the arms. The tentacles perform the function of grabbing prey and holding on to it. There are hooks on the arms as well as the tentacles of squids but the ones on the tentacles can swivel while those on the arm cannot. These help squids hold on to their prey better while the prey tries to escpe. Suckers are present on both the arms as well as the tentacles of squids, though the ones on the arms are bigger.
Posted by william1941 on October 4, 2010 at 2:39 PM (Answer #1)
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