sepia mestus

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Blush - Red cuttle - Sepia mestus #marineexplorer by John Turnbull
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Almost cuddly - Red cuttle - Sepia mestus #marineexplorer by John Turnbull
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Reaper Cuttlefish (Sepia mestus)

….is a species of cuttlefish endemic to the warm southwestern Pacific ocean, they are more commonly found off of the reefs if Australia. Like several other cuttlefish species the reaper cuttlefish is sexually dimorphic as females grow significantly larger than their male counterparts. Like most cuttlefish species they are predators and will feed on arthropods, other mollusks and small invertebrates that are caught with two tentacles that are shot out at the prey item.

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Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Sepiida-Sepiidae-Sepia-mestus

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