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Also known as Pfeffer's Flamboyant Cuttlefish. They feed nocturnally on small fish and crustaceans, and grow to a length of about 8cm. When threatened or alarmed, they change their colors like lightning flashes. This is the only cuttlefish known to be venomous.
Usually found in shallow waters on sand and mud flats, at depths of 3 to 85m. Found across the western Indo-Pacific region.
Spotted two of these flamboyantly colorful cuttlefish at a depth of about 20m, at a dive site called East Point, north of Samal Island, Philippines.
Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Mar 25, 2012
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