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Reaper Cuttlefish Reaper Cuttlefish - Sepia mestus are also known as Red Cuttlefish.<br />
They are small in size with the females around 12 cm and the males around 7-8 cm.<br />
Like most species of Cuttlefishes, they have the ability to change their colours and appearance within seconds to blend in with their surrounding, they are master of camouflage. Cebu,Cuttlefish,Geotagged,Malapascua,Philippines,Reaper Cuttlefish,Red Cuttlefish,Sepia mestus,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Reaper Cuttlefish

Reaper Cuttlefish - Sepia mestus are also known as Red Cuttlefish.
They are small in size with the females around 12 cm and the males around 7-8 cm.
Like most species of Cuttlefishes, they have the ability to change their colours and appearance within seconds to blend in with their surrounding, they are master of camouflage.

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''Sepia mestus'', also known as the Reaper cuttlefish or simply Red cuttlefish, is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Pacific Ocean, specifically Escape Reef off Queensland to Murrays Beach off Jervis Bay . Reports of this species from China and Vietnam are now known to be misidentifications. ''S. mestus'' lives at a depth of between 0 and 22 m.

''S. mestus'' exhibits sexual dimorphism. Females grow to a mantle length of 124 mm, while males do not exceed 77 mm ML.
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Similar species: Cuddlefish
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded May 24, 2017. Captured Apr 30, 2017 18:22 in Unnamed Road, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines.
  • TG-4
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 18mm