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Stumpy-spined Cuttlefish / Dwarf Cuttlefish

Sepia bandensis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Tropical reefs, usually in the shallow waters


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Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.76, Long: 120.91

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

Reference

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