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Stumpy-spined Cuttlefish / Dwarf Cuttlefish

Sepia bandensis


Small Cuttlefish, around 6-7 cm when adult, can be often confused as Juvenile Cuttlefish. Usually seen during night dives when they come out to hunt for food. The body is of various shades of brown/grey with greenish yellow and white spots. They are more likely to be seen 'walking' in the bottom or among corals when they are out hunting. They uses 2 of their tentacles and some appendages under and at the end of the abdomen to make this 'walking' movement, to stalk in stealth mode their prey.


Tropical reefs, usually in the shallow waters

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 21, 2013
Submitted on Aug 9, 2015


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