Wildlife
The Cuttlefish

The Cuttlefish

The Cuttlefish

The cuttlefish is a little-average sized mollusc that is discovered throughout the sea waters of the world. In the similar way as their squid and octopus relatives, cuttlefish have a big, extended body with tentacles surrounding their mouths. Cuttlefish are discovered in bulky in numbers throughout the world’s ocean waters from the hot, tropical shallows to the cold depths of the deep ocean. Cuttlefish are famous for the “flashing” colours that are showed on their bodies for the period of fighting and mating. In the same way as squid and octopuses, the cuttlefish also has an ink bag which ejects ink in order to fool approaching predators.
There are 120 identified species of cuttlefish found all over the globe which differ in size from just 15 cm to the Australian massive cuttlefish which is regularly half a meter in length (not including its tentacles) and considers more than 10kg. They are carnivorous animal that mainly victims on little crustaceans such as shrimp and crabs, but the cuttlefish also eats a lot of fish. They exercises its skill to change body color to hide itself, before catching its prey with the sucker-pads on the end of its extended tentacles which carry the prey into the spiky beak of cuttlefish.