Newly hatched Flamboyant Cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi)
© Ivan Choong 
Copulation in this species occurs face-to-face, with the male inserting a packet of sperm into a pouch on the underside of the female’s mantle. The female then fertilises her eggs with the sperm. The eggs are laid singly and placed by the female in crevices or ledges in coral, rock, or wood.
Freshly laid eggs are white, but slowly turn translucent with time, making the developing cuttlefish clearly visible. From birth, juvenile M. pfefferi are capable of the same camouflage patterns as adults.

Newly hatched Flamboyant Cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi)

© Ivan Choong 

Copulation in this species occurs face-to-face, with the male inserting a packet of sperm into a pouch on the underside of the female’s mantle. The female then fertilises her eggs with the sperm. The eggs are laid singly and placed by the female in crevices or ledges in coral, rock, or wood.

Freshly laid eggs are white, but slowly turn translucent with time, making the developing cuttlefish clearly visible. From birth, juvenile M. pfefferi are capable of the same camouflage patterns as adults.

mad-as-a-marine-biologist
mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

On the subject of Cephalopods…this is my bestest. The flamboyant cuttlefish. Changes colours, WALKS (that’s right) and shoots a harpoon out it’s mouth to catch prey. Fucking A.
Took this picture on “the best dive of my life” in Manado, Indonesia. If you dive, you must, must, try black sand diving. It’s the shizzle.

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

On the subject of Cephalopods…this is my bestest. The flamboyant cuttlefish. Changes colours, WALKS (that’s right) and shoots a harpoon out it’s mouth to catch prey. Fucking A.

Took this picture on “the best dive of my life” in Manado, Indonesia. If you dive, you must, must, try black sand diving. It’s the shizzle.