Sepia thurstoni

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Sepia thurstoni
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Acanthosepion
S. thurstoni
Binomial name
Sepia thurstoni
Adam & Rees, 1966[2]

Sepia thurstoni is a species of cuttlefish native to the Indian Ocean, specifically the waters off Chennai in India and off Negombo and Hambantota in Sri Lanka. It lives at depths of 20 to 40 m.[3]

Sepia thurstoni grows to a mantle length of 110 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected by the Edgar Thurston in 1894[4] off Ramesvaram Island in the Bay of Bengal (09°18′N 79°19′E / 9.300°N 79.317°E / 9.300; 79.317) and is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[5] It was not named until 1966 when it was described by Adam and Rees in their review of the collections of the British Museum Natural History's cephalopod collections.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia thurstoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162623A931000. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162623A931000.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia thurstoni Adam & Rees, 1966". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b William Adam; William J. Rees (1966). "A Review of the Cephalopod Sepiidae". Scientific Reports / John Murray Expedition 1933-34. XI (1): 2–4.
  5. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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