Flamboyant cuttlefish

Flamboyant cuttlefish

The Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttlefish is colorful but deadly. Its flesh contains a toxin that could even be lethal to humans!

This cuttlefish puts on a flashy show, trotting along the ocean floor while displaying its beautiful colors. The flamboyant cuttlefish has chromatophores, or pigment-filled cells that can expand and contract,  instantly changing its skin color to distract or camouflage. Watch its hypnotic “dance” below:


Like sea hares, they can deceive their predators by shooting out ink while they swim away.


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