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Dwarf cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) Kareko Batu, Lembeh. Geotagged,Indonesia,Sepia bandensis,Spring,Stumpy-spined cuttlefish Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Nice! You need to have some patience with this video, but near the end it shows the color changing:

    Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. Awesome! my husband was this time making videos with his new GoPro and also captured nice moments like this :-) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Marta, you may want to check further, this may not be Sepia bandansis.
    Have seen this small sized Cuttlefish many time and usually its confused with Sepia bandensis. I am not definitely sure which Sepia sp this is though.

    My observation of S.bandensis can be seen here :

    Dwarf Cuttlefish - Sepia bandensis Dwarf Cuttlefish - Sepia bandensis, as the name implies is small in size, around 6-8cm.<br />
This species does not change its colour too much, mostly white/grey/brown but can change its the appearance of its body from smooth when swimming to with appendages when 'walking' near the sea bottom.  Yes, they do 'walk' using their tentacles and the appendages at the end of the abdomen.<br />
This species is nocturnal and usually seen at night. Anilao,Batangas,Cuttlefish,Dwarf Cuttlefish,Geotagged,Philippines,Sepia bandensis,Spring,Stumpy-spined cuttlefish


    Other forums may leave this species as Sepia sp.
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Sorry, I will only remove the sp name when you can provide me with an appropriate alternative sp name. S. bandenis varies color and I am not sure your are right. Thanks anyway. Let's leave it like it is for now. I trust theman who owns the resort and has many years of experience in helping me ID these sepias :-) Posted 2 years ago

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''Sepia bandensis'', commonly known as the stumpy-spined cuttlefish or dwarf cuttlefish, is a species of cuttlefish. ''Sepia bandensis'' "walks", rather than swims, using its arms and the flaps of the mantle.

Similar species: Cuddlefish
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 5, 2018. Captured May 14, 2018 03:03 in Unnamed Road, Batukota, Lembeh Utara, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/5.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 11.01mm