Dwarf cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) Date taken:
January 21, 2012 at 8:23am Dive site:
Algae Patch 2, Batanta Island, N. Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Dwarf cuttlefish are one of the smaller cuttlefish (up to 5cm in length); often walking the sandy bottom (using their "arms") searching for crustaceans. This one was trying to hide by a crinoid and somehow thought this wonderfully warm shade of red would help its disguise.
In reviewing my photos, I've found a large number of cuttlefish in Northern Raja Ampat; I absolutely can't wait to get back there. I do so love being home but I also love traveling and experiencing amazing critters such as this. I'm just as "at home" underwater... For me, the sea is always calling.
My iNaturalist observation: 5159655