The common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) may be common in name, but definitely not in style! The stripes and speckles on a cuttlefish are created by concentrated channels of chromatophores: tiny sacs of pigment that stretch and crumple to create constantly changing patterns used for camouflage and communication. Those distinctive W-shaped pupils and “eyelids” help even out the scattered light of the reef and reveal hidden prey!
Common cuttlefish?? "Cthulhu’s hovercraft" seems a more apt descriptor.