Flamboyant Cuttlefish


The Flamboyant Cuttlefish is an amazing marine creature found in waters of the Indo-Pacific region, around Indonesia, Malaysia, Philipinnes, southern Papua New Guinea and northern Australia. The tissue of the Flamboyant Cuttlefish is highly toxic

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish grows to around 20 centimeters long and has the amazing ability to change colours when it becomes exicted or intimited. Unlike the Octopus that changes colours as camoflag to blend into it's background, the Flamboyant Cuttlefish dramatically changes colours with the colours pulsing up and down it's body like a pulsating rainbow (see the video below).

The scientific name of the Flamboyant Cuttlefish is Metasepia pfefferi, part of the cephalopod family of animals.

These pictures and video below are of a Flamboyant Cuttlefish seen in the Bunaken National Marine Park in North Sulawesi Indonesia.

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