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Pharaoh Cuttlefish

Sepia pharaonis


The pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) is a large cuttlefish species, growing to 42 cm in mantle length and 5 kg in weight. The pictures above of a medium sized Cuttlefish, around 20 cm. Pic#1 shows a resting Cuttlefish resting/hiding among xenia corals, which it is nicely blend in. Pics#2 & #3 are of a second Cuttlefish, also resting/hiding in another patch of leather corals. Pics#4 & #5 are of a third Cuttlefish in hunting mode, they usually feeds on smaller fishes and crustaceans. Pic#6 is a close-up of the face of a fourth Cuttlefish. Cuttlefish are a master of disguise and camouflage and they can change their colours and skin texture to blend in with their surroundings.


Shallow tropical reefs.

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Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 7, 2016
Submitted on Jul 8, 2016

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