Sepia adami

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Sepia adami
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. adami
Binomial name
Sepia adami
Roeleveld, 1972[2]

Sepia adami is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean. It is known only from the type locality, S 79ºE off Cape Natal. It lives at a depth of up to 99 m.[3]

Females are known to reach a mantle length of at least 59 mm.[3]

The type specimen is deposited at the South African Museum.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia adami". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162615A928715. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162615A928715.en. Downloaded on 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia adami Roeleveld, 1972". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 14 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. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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