Dwarf / Pigmy Cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Dwarf / Pigmy Cuttlefish

Dwarf or Pigmy Cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis)
Dwarf or Pigmy Cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis)
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Dwarf or Pigmy Cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) at Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Dwarf or Pigmy Cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) Raja Ampat
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Dwarf or Pigmy Cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) in Indonesia
Dwarf or Pigmy Cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) Indonesia
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Dwarf / Pigmy Cuttlefish Sepia bandensis
Description

Dwarf or Pigmy Cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) is also referred to as the Stumpy Cuttlefish. It's possibly the only cuttlefish (or cephalapod) that spends more than 90% of its moving time walking, instead of swimming. they are very small and hard to spot, and live in the Coral Triangle and Western Pacific at depths from 3 to 25 metres.  

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Mollusca (Mollusks / Molluscs)
Class:
Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida (Cuttlefish)
Family: Sepiidae (Sepiidae)
Genus: Sepia (Sepia)
Species: Sepia bandensis
Size
Average Size: 5 centimetres

Dwarf / Pigmy Cuttlefish - Where Can You Find Them When Scuba diving?

Thailand

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Maldives

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Myanmar/Burma

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Malaysia

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Egypt

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