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.