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Flambuoyant Cuttlefish

Metasepia pfefferi


Small Cuttlefish and their name says it all - flambuoyant! Females (up to 8 cm) are usually larger than then Male. They put on an amazing flashing display; with the flashing from the front running to the back of their body when they are on the move. Their tentacles are brightly coloured, looks like flower/orchid - in purple/pink, yellow, white, black and brown. When not moving, they tone down their flashing and colouration and is able to blend in very well with their surrounding as in Pic#4. Pics#1, #2 and #3 shows them on a hunting mode, by way of 'shooting' out their proboscis/tongue which has a 'sticky' tip to catch shrimps. Pic#6 is a cropped out image to show that it has managed to catch a shrimp, only the legs of the shrimps can be seen.


Usually around coral rubbles or sandy bottoms.

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AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Polilla for your appreciation :)

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Stephanie R. for your appreciation :)

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

Your underwater photos are simply amazing Albert!

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Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 4, 2016
Submitted on Apr 10, 2016

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