Little cuttle

Little cuttle

The little cuttlefish (Sepiola atlantica).

At only around 5 cm long these little cuttlefish are less frequently seen as they are often buried in the sand.

They are a rather different shape to their larger relatives and their appearence is marked by individual colour cells (chromatophores) evident as large dark discs on the bottom of the body and on the tentacles. On the back these cells appear as small spots giving the back a pale appearence which helps them blend in to a sandy seabed.
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Port Dafarch, Angelsey
Camera
Nikon D600, Nikkor 60 micro
Little cuttle

Little cuttle

The little cuttlefish (Sepiola atlantica).

At only around 5 cm long these little cuttlefish are less frequently seen as they are often buried in the sand.

They are a rather different shape to their larger relatives and their appearence is marked by individual colour cells (chromatophores) evident as large dark discs on the bottom of the body and on the tentacles. On the back these cells appear as small spots giving the back a pale appearence which helps them blend in to a sandy seabed.
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Port Dafarch, Angelsey
Camera
Nikon D600, Nikkor 60 micro