Found around rocky reefs, seagrass beds and sandy seafloors to a depth of 100 metres.
Taken by using jigs or baited hooks. Sometimes seen by divers hiding in crevices and caves. Adult cuttlefish are curious and may approach divers.
They have a large, parrot-like beak or mouth and can inflict a painful bite.
Edible, used in cooking in a manner similar to squid although it has a thicker and tougher mantle or hood. Cuttlefish has a mild flavour, medium oiliness and is dry with a firm texture. It can become tough if overcooked.