A Pharaoh Cuttlefish - Sepia pharaonis with a fresh catch of Scorpionfish.
Scorpionfishes are known to have venomous spines but in this case, they are of no match to the Cuttlefish. I believe the Cuttlefish is also venomous, when they snatched their preys, they would also inject their venom to immobilise it, allowing them to slowly eat them without getting harmed, either by the venom of the Scorpionfish or in other instances, the sharp claws and shells of crustaceans.
The pharaoh cuttlefish 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, ''Sepia pharaonis I'', commonly located in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, ''S. pharaonis II'', located from Japan to the Gulf of Thailand and northern Australia; and ''S. pharaonis III'', located from the Indian.. more