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Subcategory:Marine Life
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Keywords:ampat, cephalopod, cuttlefish, indonesia, raja, raja
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Original file size4.86 MB
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Dwarf cuttlefish

Dwarf cuttlefish

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
Wikipedia: Sepia_bandensis