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DWhatley

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My first guess is O. marginatus from all the little patterns but that looks like the meat from a cooked lobster claw!
 

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The patterns make me think it's big, so I'm going to guess Sepia apama...
 

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I am wondering if the little bump is diagnostic (found two with posterior additions) but neither really seems to fit what we see so far so I am waiting on more clues to make another guess.
 

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Hmmm, tough to say based on the ventral view with its sparse chromatophores, S. apama certainly contender, probably more than S. pharaonis, I would say, based on close up of arms, apama has these typical white zebra's running across that are not really represented in the first pic.
 

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Which Sepia, besides Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttle, walks on all fours, hmmm.... I also take it this is a local species?
 

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Whilst trawling teh interwebz for relevant info, I came accross this little fellow filmed near Gili Trawangan... Wow, Wow, Wow!

 

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It's not a smallish latimanus, is it?
 

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You're correcting my lolspeak :wink:
 

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Given the amount of possible differences in colouration, anything goes, really :wink: S. plangon does have these two distinct "horns" on its posterior mantle, visible in the second pic, so...

 

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PS: S. latimanus also appears to show the bright yellow green surrounding the eyes.

 

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