Sepia aureomaculata

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Sepia aureomaculata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. aureomaculata
Binomial name
Sepia aureomaculata
Okutani & Horikawa, in Okutani, Tagawa & Horikawa, 1987 [2]

Sepia aureomaculata is a species of cuttlefish native to the northwestern Pacific Ocean, specifically the Kii Channel, Tosa Bay, Hyuga-Nada, and the East China Sea. It lives at a depth of between 190 and 350 m.[3]

S. aureomaculata grows to a mantle length of 160 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected in Tosa Bay, Japan and is deposited at the National Science Museum of Japan in Tokyo.[4] Marine biota in Tosa Bay have been found to have relatively high concentrations of PCBs, DDT and a variety of organochlorine chemical pesticides, compared to similar biota in the Sulu Sea.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia aureomaculata ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162621A930694. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162621A930694.en. Downloaded on 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2018). "Sepia aureomaculata Okutani & Horikawa [in Okutani, Tagawa & Horikawa], 1987". 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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