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1. A few salamanders will autotomise their tails when attacked, sacrificing this part of their anatomy to enable them to escape.

2. They may autotomise parts that develop into secondary larvae, grow buds or undergo paratomy.

3. In some species, the proboscis will autotomise (break off) if attacked and the worm will regenerate a proboscis over the course of a few weeks.

4. The deep sea squid Octopoteuthis deletron may autotomise portions of its arms which are luminous and continue to twitch and flash, thus distracting a predator while the animal flees.

5. Typically, these cerata are not armed with nematocysts, but when attacked, the nudibranch will autotomise or drop one or more of its cerata.

6. The practice is defended because some crabs can naturally autotomise (shed) limbs and then about a year later after a series of moults, regenerate these limbs.

7. This growth of cartilage does not have the ability to autotomise, so in order to do the same trick again, an individual lizard must loose more and more of its tail vertebrae.

8. Intense rubbing of the claw results in autotomy (shedding) in 20% of animals of the formalin-treated group whereas saline-injected crabs do not autotomise the injected cheliped.

9. Other species of crab have been shown to autotomise legs when placed on a hot plate or exposed to a small electric shock.

10. Many animals, including some octopuses, autotomise limbs when these are injured.

11. After receiving a crushing injury to an arm, algae octopuses autotomise the affected arm and show wound protective behaviours such as wrapping other arms around the wounded arm.

12. Geckos do have some defence against predators, as they can release (autotomise) their tails at will.

13. When attacked by M. gelatinosus or by a larger member of its own species, L. magellanica tends to autotomise some 4 to 5 cm (1.6 to 2.0 in) of a single arm.

14. It can also autotomise (shed) its tail as a defensive strategy.