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Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish

( Metasepia pfefferi )


How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • CAUTION: Poisonous
  • Is a member of the family Sepiidae (cuttlefishes)
  • Can grow to 8cm mantle length
  • Is a type of marine mollusc
  • Highly camouflaged and can instantly change colour
  • Squirt black ink as an escape mechanism
  • Found in Australia’s tropical waters from WA to QLD
  • Frequents sand, mud and coral reef environments
  • Usually seen crawling along the seafloor or hovering just above the bottom
  • Feed on fish and crustaceans
  • Have a parrot-like beak and will bite if given the chance
  • Popular among divers