Australian Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

Also simply known as the Giant Cuttlefish, the Australian giant cuttlefish is the worlds largest cuttlefish species, which is native to the southern coast of Australia, from Brisbane in Queensland to Shark Bay in Western Australia. They are typically seen among rocky reefs, seagrass beds, and sand and muddy seafloor to a depth to 100 m. True to their name, Australian giant cuttlefish can grow quite large reaching a total mantle length of 0.5 M a size only matched by the related S. latimanus


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Image: Yvonne


Paintpot Cuttlefish (Metasepia tullbergi)

…a small species of Metasepia cuttlefish which is distributed from southern Japan southwards to the Gulf of Thailand and encompasses the Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea, and East and South China Seas. Paintpot cuttlefish are a demersal species, and are typically found on sandy, muddy, and rocky habitats on the continental shelf. They are also typically associated with sea pens. 


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Image: George Berninger Jr.

Not to brag or anything, but my Mom totally got me a huge pile of t-shirts to make a knitted rug like sepiidae made!

Mine are going to be shades of red, white and black.  I’m shooting for 2 for my kitchen.  I’ve always had such a problem with linen stitch, but maybe at the t-shirt yarn gauge I’ll have better luck than I’ve had at fingering weight… tension anyone?

Can’t wait.

Sepia kobiensis / ヒメコウイカ

Sepia kobiensis

Kobi cuttlefish
Approximate 7 cm in length. ヒメコウイカ

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Numazu Deepbule Aquarium, Shizuoka, Japan.