5 Interesting Facts About Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Pfeffer's Flamboyant Cuttlefish

This is a Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttlefish having a casual swim

I only found out about cuttlefish recently and think that they are really cool, so today I want to write about one of the most amazing members of the family, Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttlefish.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These cute little guys have a body that grows up to 8cm long.
  2. As their name suggests, Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttlefish are very colourful.  They can change their colour to reflect their mood, attract a mate or to camouflage themselves while hunting.  They can turn brown, black, white, yellow or red and with different patterns.
  3. Scientists recently found out that they have poisonous muscle tissue and they are as toxic as the southern blue-ringed octopus.
  4. They live on the bottom of the sea and are the only species of cuttlefish known to use their tentacles to walk along the sea floor as they hunt small fish and crustaceans.
  5. Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttlefish live in the waters off northern Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttlefish?

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