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Phylum Mollusca > Class Cephalopoda
Photo index of cephalopods on Singapore shores
octopuses, squids and cuttlefishes


Reef octopus
awaiting identification

Big-head
seagrass octopus

awaiting identification

Slender
seagrass octopus

awaiting identification
   
Head about 5-8cm long, arms may be 15-30cm long. Arms tapering. Webbing extends to about half their arm's length. Coral rubble and reefs. Commonly seen on our Southern shores. Head about 6-8cm long, arms 12-20cm long.Head smooth and oval, and relatively large compared to the arms. Arms tapering, webbing not very extensive. Seagrasses. Commonly seen on Changi and some Northern shores. Head 2-3cm long, arms 10-12cm long. Head tapering, smooth sometimes with tiny bumps. Arms slender tapering, webbing not very extensive. Generally shades of purple. Seagrasses. Commonly seen on Changi and Northern mainland shores.    


Pygmy squids
Idiosepius
sp.

Bobtail squids
Family Sepiolidae
 

Bigfin reef squid
Sepioteuthis lessoniana

Indian squid
Uroteuthis duvaucelii
1cm. Tiny adults. Seagrasses, also near rubble. Commonly seen on many of our shores. 2-4cm. Small body spherical with a pair of rounded fins. Seagrasses. Sometimes seen on our Northern shores.   8-12cm long. Body squat, oval fins along almost the entire body length. Seagrasses, coral rubble and reefs. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores. 8-10cm long. Body long slender with triangular fins. Sometimes seen near reefs.


Glittering cuttlefish
Sepiella inermis

Broadclub cuttlefish
Sepia latimanus

Curvespine cuttlefish
Sepia recurvirostra

Smooth cuttlefish
awaiting identification
 
5-8cm long. Body usually smooth with glittering spots on the edges. Seagrasses. Sometimes seen on our Northern shores. 4-6cm long. Body usually smooth. Near reefs. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores. 4-6cm long. Body often with tiny bumps. Seagrasses. Sometimes seen on our Northern shores. 8-13cm long. Body usually smooth. Seagrasses. Sometimes seen on our Northern shores.  
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