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Iridiophore

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One layer of specialized cells, iridiophores, glam up the octopus with iridescent blues & greens. These aren't pigments, but cells that contain specialized components which take in ambient light and refract only the blue spectrum.
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The colours are attributed to iridiophores, and these, along with the cytoplasm and guanine layers in the fish's skin, have long been subject to research.
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