Discussion in 'ID Requests' started by mucktopus, May 13, 2010.
I'll post more pieces of the puzzle and other angles, but have fun with this one for now.
My first guess is O. marginatus from all the little patterns but that looks like the meat from a cooked lobster claw!
I'm guessing this is a cuttlefish...
Cuttlefish indeed...now which one?
The patterns make me think it's big, so I'm going to guess Sepia apama...
Monty is probably correct, but I'm going to go with S. mestus.
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.
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.
Here's another shot of the same individual.
Location: The Island of Batanta.
Which Sepia, besides Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttle, walks on all fours, hmmm.... I also take it this is a local species?
Whilst trawling teh interwebz for relevant info, I came accross this little fellow filmed near Gili Trawangan... Wow, Wow, Wow!
It's not a smallish latimanus, is it?
I would guess that is Sepia mestus, they have yellow surrounding their eye.
You're correcting my lolspeak
It's the teacher in me...
ok last pic...
Ok, so not S. mestus, I'm going to to with S. plangon.
Given the amount of possible differences in colouration, anything goes, really S. plangon does have these two distinct "horns" on its posterior mantle, visible in the second pic, so...
PS: S. latimanus also appears to show the bright yellow green surrounding the eyes.
The one in the vid? Yep.
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