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Idiosepius pygmaeus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiolida
Family: Idiosepiidae
Appellöf, 1898
Genus: Idiosepius
Steenstrup, 1881

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Idiosepius is a genus of bobtail squid encompassing around eight species. It is the sole genus of the family Idiosepiidae.

Members of this genus represent no interest to commercial fisheries.[1]


The species listed above with an asterisk (*) is questionable and needs further study to determine if it is a valid species or a synonym.


  1. ^ Reid, A. 2005. Family Idiosepiidae. 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. 208–210.

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