Sepia bathyalis

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Sepia bathyalis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. bathyalis
Binomial name
Sepia bathyalis
Nikitina & Nesis, 1991[2]

Sepia bathyalis is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically northwestern and southwestern Madagascar. It lives at a depth of between 300 and 500 m.[3]

S. bathyalis grows to a mantle length of 80 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected near Madagascar (22°19′S 43°06′E / 22.317°S 43.100°E / -22.317; 43.100 to 22°23′S 43°06′E / 22.383°S 43.100°E / -22.383; 43.100). It is deposited at the Zoological Museum in Moscow.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia bathyalis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162637A934021. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162637A934021.en. Downloaded on 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ Philippe Bouchet (2018). "Sepia bathyalis Nikitina & Nesis, 1991". 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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