PYGMY CUTTLEFISH

Sepia bandensis
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This species is common on coral reefs and areas of sand in shallow water. It walks along the bottom, using its third pair of arms and back mantle flaps. It is active at night when it hunts small fish and crustaceans. It is often found close to echinoderms where it finds prey easily.
Frequency of sightings:
OCCASIONAL
Best time of year:
YEAR-ROUND
Remarks:
1- 12 m depth, size up to 5cm. Colour pattern includes short lines on the upper body and a set of blue spots along the base of the mantle. Can display a false eye when threatened.
Divesites seen at:
Angels Window, Aw Shucks, Batu Merah, Batu Sandar, Critter Hunt, Hairball 1, Hairball 2, Hairball 3, Heynus, Jahir, Jahir 2, Lembeh Resort House Reef, Madidir, Magic Crack, Magic Rock, Makawide, Makawide 2, Makawide 3, Nudi Falls, Nudi Retreat, Pantai Kecil, Pantai Parigi, Pintu Colada, Pintu Kota Besar (Seagrass), Pintu Kota Kecil, Police Pier, Police Pier 2, Pulau Abadi, Pulau Putus, Retak Larry (Larrys Crack), Serena West, Slow Poke, Tanjung Kubur, Tanjung kusu-kusu, Tanjung Tebal, TK 1, TK2, TK3
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Invertebrate
Mollusks
Cephalopod
Cuttle Fish
- Broadclub Cuttlefish
- Flamboyant cuttlefish
- Needle Cuttlefish
- Pygmy cuttlefish

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