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Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Scientific Name: Sepia apama

Description: The Giant Cuttlefish is one of southern Australia’s most extraordinary animals and is the world’s largest cuttlefish species growing to nearly a metre in length including tentacles.
Cuttlefish have an internal white shell that provides this large animal with buoyancy, and after the animals die or are eaten these are often washed up on beaches. Using specialised cells in their skin known as chromatophores cuttlefish can put on spectacular displays by changing colour in an instant. Giant Cuttles and other related species are seen on rocky reefs, seagrass beds, and across sand.

Type: Cephalopods
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 90cm