Sepia chirotrema

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Sepia chirotrema
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Sepia
Species: S. chirotrema
Binomial name
Sepia chirotrema
Berry, 1918
Synonyms
  • Solitosepia hendryae
    Cotton, 1929

Sepia chirotrema is a species of cuttlefish native to the southern Indo-Pacific, specifically from Investigator Strait, southern Australia (35°25′S 137°22′E / 35.417°S 137.367°E / -35.417; 137.367) to Dirk Hartog Island, western Australia (25°45′S 113°03′E / 25.750°S 113.050°E / -25.750; 113.050). It lives at a depth of between 120 and 210 m.[1]

S. chirotrema grows to a mantle length of approximately 200 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected in the Investigator Strait area (35°25′S 137°22′E / 35.417°S 137.367°E / -35.417; 137.367), south of Kangaroo Island (35°50′S 137°15′E / 35.833°S 137.250°E / -35.833; 137.250). It was deposited at the Australian Museum in Sydney but no longer exists.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reid, A., P. Jereb, & C.F.E. Roper 2005. Family Sepiidae. In: P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper, eds. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. Rome, FAO. pp. 57–152.
  2. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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