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Flamboyant Cuttlefish Seen in Dauin, Philippines (Oct 1, 2012).<br />
A very colorful cuttlefish that can grow up to 8 cm. Is poisonous, the toxin to be as lethal as that of fellow cephalopod the Blue-ringed octopus.<br />
Is a species of cuttlefish occurring in tropical Indo-Pacific waters off northern Australia, southern New Guinea, as well as numerous islands of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. Found in sand and mud substrate in shallow waters at depths of 3 to 86 m. Geotagged,Metasepia pfefferi,Philippines Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Seen in Dauin, Philippines (Oct 1, 2012).
A very colorful cuttlefish that can grow up to 8 cm. Is poisonous, the toxin to be as lethal as that of fellow cephalopod the Blue-ringed octopus.
Is a species of cuttlefish occurring in tropical Indo-Pacific waters off northern Australia, southern New Guinea, as well as numerous islands of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. Found in sand and mud substrate in shallow waters at depths of 3 to 86 m.

    comments (4)

  1. Lovely colours! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Thanks Stuart! Posted 7 years ago
  3. What a creature. Is there a better representative example of life on earth to show to aliens. :) Posted 6 years ago
  4. Thanks Mark :-) Posted 6 years ago

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"Metasepia pfefferi", also known as the flamboyant cuttlefish, is a species of cuttlefish occurring in tropical Indo-Pacific waters off northern Australia, southern New Guinea, as well as numerous islands of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. The flesh of this colorful cephalopod contains unique acids, making it unsuitable for consumption.

Similar species: Cuddlefish
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Dec 30, 2015. Captured in Unnamed Road, Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines.