Sepia burnupi

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Sepia burnupi
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
S. burnupi
Binomial name
Sepia burnupi
Hoyle, 1904[2]

Sepia burnupi is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically southeast Africa, from Port Elizabeth to southern Mozambique and the Saya-de-Malha Bank. It lives at a depth of between 40 and 240 m.[3]

Sepia burnupi grows to a mantle length of 90 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected near Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia burnupi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162655A937665. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162655A937665.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia burnupi Hoyle, 1904". 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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