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Broadclub Cuttlefish

Sepia latimanus

Description:

Also known as Broadband Cuttlefish, Broad Stripe Cuttlefish and Reef Cuttlefish. This is the second largest cuttlefish, after the Australian Giant Cuttlefish (S. apama). They feed on small fish and crustaceans, and grow to a length of about 50cm. Their color changes to match surroundings.

Habitat:

Found on most coral reef habitats, at depths of 2 to 30m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.

Notes:

Spotted this during a night dive, at a depth of about 45 feet. It was pretty docile, and didn't run away when we approached it. It measured about 30cm long.

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5 Comments

LealikiKanoa
LealikiKanoa 8 years ago

How amazing! :)

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

Thanks, Gerardo :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Fantastic !

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

I'm not sure yet, but I think it might be an egg...

(Joke)Maybe I can't view all the photos because I only have a dial-up connection (/Joke)
What is the bubble in Photo4?

Blogie
Spotted by
Blogie

Philippines

Spotted on Mar 14, 2012
Submitted on Mar 15, 2012

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