are two species of Metasepia - pfefferi and tullbergi.
Interestingl, there seems to
be good evidence evidence that Metasepia flesh is
toxic so extra care is warranted with these animals.
you are interested in keeping cephalopods please
read the following:
Even experienced ceph keepers with
mature tanks should think long and hard before
obtaining this species. Their needs are resource
intensive, specific, and not yet fully understood.
Perhaps more importantly, the size and health of
their wild populations is unknown.
Even the sharing of information,
photos and video of these animals can be controversial.
Some fear that detailed information and attractive
photos may encourage inexperienced saltwater aquarists
to obtain specimens. Personally, I believe that
knowledge should be freely available, rather than
hidden from view. I also believe that the admiration
of a species can be of benefit to its preservation
in the wild rather than its detriment. Furthermore,
it is my hope that the information on the site
will empower aquarists to make sound, rational
decisions regarding the advisability of keeping
these very difficult animals.
If you are interested in keeping
cephalopods, there are several species that are
easily available, better understood and much more
inexpensive than wonderpus or flamboyant cuttlefish.
Please do some reading on www.TONMO.com before
purchasing any ceph, and look at things
to think about before keeping a cephalopod.
here for a video of Metasepia