Pharaoh Cuttlefish

The Pharaoh Cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) lives in warm waters (30°C) in the western Indian Ocean. Cuttlefish are the most commonly caught cuttlefish species in the Persian Gulf, either for aquarium use or human consumption. This one was photographed in an aquarium at the visitor's center for the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University. You can learn about the cuttlefish's relative the giant squid in the Giant Squid section.


Michael Vecchione