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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. When raised in the laboratory, the maximum recorded size for males is 16.2 cm, and for females 15.5 cm. Sepia pharaonis is likely a complex of at least three species, the distributions of which are not well understood.


Cuttlefishes usually feeds on crustaceans; shrimps and crabs but also fishes. In this sighting, it was seen hunting and catching a Scorpionfish.

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Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 31, 2014
Submitted on Mar 31, 2014


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