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Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Metasepia pfefferi


Eggs of Flamboyant Cuttlefish are usually glued in crevices under rocks and old sea shells. We saw several clusters of the eggs over several days of diving on the same dive site at Chocolate Island. In the pic, there are 3 eggs with fully developed embryos, and they were swimming inside the egg and already able to change colours.


First sighting during this particular trip, we saw them hatched but was not able to capture the moment of the hatching, it was kind of frustrating then. 2 days later, during a night dive, we found the cluster of eggs again and this time, I decided to wait patiently to try to capture the moment of birth, as shown in the video here :

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Deny 5 months ago

Stunning !

AlbertKang 6 months ago

Thanks, @SukanyaDatta, @armadeus.4 and @Felix Flex for your kind words and appreciation, glad you guys enjoyed this one :D

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 6 months ago

Magnificent pictures!

armadeus.4 6 months ago

This is seriously awesome Albert. Your patience was well rewarded with a hatching in your video! And its colour changed instantly. Thank you for sharing this incredible spotting :)

SukanyaDatta 6 months ago

The video is fantastic...I was taken aback at how instantaneously it became colourful! THANK YOU for sharing.

AlbertKang 6 months ago

Thanks, @MichaelS and @Saturniidae27, have added to the the Mission.
Do check out the video, if you haven't yet :D

Saturniidae27 6 months ago

Nice pics Albert. You can add this spotting to the Eggs Of The World misson :)

MichaelS 6 months ago

These Cuttlefish Egg photos are incredible!

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Spotted on Jun 14, 2019
Submitted on Jul 11, 2020

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