Broadclub Cuttlefish - sepia latimanus
The Broadclub Cuttlefish gets its common name from the wide pads on the ends of its feeding tentacles that it uses to capture prey. This species is the second largest cuttlefish, reaching weights of at least 22 pounds (10 kg). Up to 20 inches long (50 cm) including tentacles. It has eight arms and two feeding tentacles. This cunning predator hypnotizes prey with flashing, colored bands that ripple along its skin. Color variations for camouflage to deter predators. Location: Pacific Indian Ocean, Labuan Bajo Flores, Sebayur Island, Indonesia. September 2019.