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Common Cuttlefish – Sepia officinalis Juvenile This is a juvenile of the same species, quite tiny, if you compare with the sand grains to have an idea. Common cuttlefish,Geotagged,Sepia officinalis,Spain,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Common Cuttlefish – Sepia officinalis Juvenile

This is a juvenile of the same species, quite tiny, if you compare with the sand grains to have an idea.

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The common cuttlefish or European common cuttlefish is one of the largest and best-known cuttlefish species. It grows to 49 cm in mantle length and 4 kg in weight. Animals from subtropical seas are smaller and rarely exceed 30 cm in ML.

The common cuttlefish is native to at least the Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, and Baltic Sea, although subspecies have been proposed as far south as South Africa. It lives on sand and mud seabeds to a depth of around 200 m. As in most cuttlefish.. more

Similar species: Cuddlefish
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Dec 6, 2019. Captured Apr 30, 2019 22:22 in Paseo Barrilla, 17, 35510 Tías, Las Palmas, Spain.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm