The cuttlefish is a cephalopod mollusc belonging to the Sepiidae family. Scientific classification: Sepia officinalis
The cuttlefish lives in quite shallow seabeds and favours those which are sandy or muddy, or posidonia fields. The limited depth of the Adriatic sea means the cuttlefish can live quite far from the coast, though during the egg-laying period it migrates towards the lagoon and their eggs are known in Italian as ‘sea grapes’.
Cuttlefish meat is similar to that of lean fish: very rich in vitamins, especially vitamins A, B1 and D, and high in phosphorus, calcium, potassium and proteins.