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Octopus, Cuttlefish, Squid, the Class Cephalopoda, Part 2: Squids, Cuttlefishes

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Bob Fenner

  Sepia latimanus

Cuttlefish & Squids

Genus Metasepia:

Metasepia pfefferi Hoyle 1885. The Flamboyant Cuttlefish. Western Pacific; Australia, Indonesia, Philippines. To about four inches (body length). Almost always pictured "disturbed" in its brilliant coloration. Active, "walking", hunting during the day. Uses two long tentacles to grab fishes, crustaceans, gastropods. Two dorsal fins and a "keel" process. Shown below: A vertical of a feeding individual, an "alarmed" one and a batch of eggs laid in an overturned half cocoanut shell. Indonesia and Malaysia pix.
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Genus Sepia:
Sepia sp. Western Pacific; N. Sulawesi, Indonesia. To about 20cm. in length. Has papillae over its entire body. This may just be a juvenile size S. latimanus... N. Sulawesi pix. 

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Sepia sp.2. Dwarf (Thumbnail size) Cuttlefish. N. Sulawesi pix. 
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Sepia latimanus Quoy & Gaimard 1832, the Broadclub Cuttlefish. Red Sea and widely in the Indo-Pacific. To about twenty inches in length (500 mm.!), one of the largest cuttlefishes. Aquarium and N. Sulawesi photos at right, N. Sulawesi pix below, middle at nighttime.

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Sepiateuthis lessoniana Lesson 1830. Bigfin Reef Squid. Recognized by its long body-length finnage. Found near the surface to 100 meters. Indo-Mid-Pacific; Red Sea to Hawai'i. S. Sulawesi, Indonesia pic.

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Sepia papuensis Hoyle 1885, Papuan Cuttlefish. Small (60 mm. maximum) with small papillae on the mantle surface, relatively long tentacles. Western Pacific; Australia, New Guinea, Indo., Philippines. N. Sulawesi, Indonesia pix.

Sepia pharaonis Ehrenberg 1831, Pharaoh Cuttlefish. Red Sea, entire Indo-Pacific. To about eighteen inches in length. Keep solitarily. Lives 2-3 years. This one off Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia.

 

Bibliography/Further Reading:

CephBase: http://www.cephbase.utmb.edu/

The Octopus News Magazine Online: www.tonmo.com 

Hobbyist octopus site: http://www.tralfazworld.com 

Book Review: Cephalopods: Octopuses and Cuttlefishes for the Home Aquarium by Colin Dunlop and Nancy King by Neale Monks

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