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Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Metasepia pfefferi

Description:

This species is the only cuttlefish that is poisonous. Copulation occurs face-to-face, with the male inserting a packet of sperm into a pouch on the underside of the female's mantle. The female then fertilises her eggs with the sperm. The eggs are laid singly and placed by the female in crevices or ledges in coral, rock, or wood. In one instance, around a dozen eggs were found under an overturned coconut half.

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2 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Beautiful color... Nice spot !!!

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

This one's a cutie!

SamanthaCraven
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SamanthaCraven

Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 8, 2012
Submitted on Mar 14, 2012

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