Sepia officinalis
Common cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis
Two individuals hovering over the sea bed.
Image width ca XX cm.
Image: David Nicholson / Marine Biological Association of the UK

Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Habitat Information
Found on sandy and muddy substrata, shallow sublittoral and offshore to 200 m.
Species description
Body relatively broad and somewhat flattened so as to be oval in cross section. Paired fins run from behind the head to the tip of the body. Individuals are capable of very rapid colour change, especially when threatened; the animal may also take the colour or patterning of its background.
PMF archive information
Species name is listed in the PMF at the following locations:
>Mewstone Dredging Ground
Rame-Eddystone or Middle Grounds

View MarLIN Basic Information for this species.