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excellent pupil

mucktopus

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I have to admit I don't spend too much time noticing cuttlefish pupils, but this one seems to have a very interesting structure. Has anyone seen an eye like this before?

This is an undescribed cuttlefish (about 2.5cm) on Mutus Island, Raja Ampat.
 

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I am useless here of course but always enjoy your posts that encourage looking for species diagnostics. I noticed not only the very unusual shape of the pupil but also the very feminine looking "eye lash" look below the eye. Interesting indeed!
 

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Yeah this is an especially cute cuttlefish (and I'm about the last person in the world to call things cute). I'm also intrigued by the star around the eye- something we're used to seeing in abdopus/cyanea. Yet another animal to throw off the trend of nocturnal species having less complex skin.
 

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I know they are related but I never think of them as similar. However, I also noticed the octo looking star and horns above the eyes :grin:.
 

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