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Phylum Mollusca > Class Cephalopoda > squids and cuttlefishes > Family Sepiidae
Smooth cuttlefish
awaiting identification*

Family Sepiidae
updated May 2020
Where seen? These delightful animals are sometimes commonly seen on our Northern shores. Usually seen among seagrasses.

Features: 8-13cm long. Body oval with fins all around the edges, sometimes with glittering spots or dashes. Short fat arms. Body texture generally smooth and does not form into bumps or pimples.

Cuttlefishes are difficult to distinguish in the field. The cuttlefishes on this page may not all be of the same species.

Chek Jawa, May 03

Tanah Merah, Apr 11

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Smooth cuttlefishes on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

East Coast Park, Mar 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Terumbu Pempang Laut, May 12
Photo shared by James Koh on his blog.

Filmed on Chek Jawa on 29 Mar 09

Cuttlefish@ChekJawa29Mar2009 from SgBeachBum on Vimeo.

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