Sepia carinata

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Sepia carinata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. carinata
Binomial name
Sepia carinata
Sasaki, 1920[2]

Sepia carinata is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Pacific Ocean, specifically southern Japan, Sagami Bay, the South China Sea, and Vietnam. Depth range is lower sublittoral, to 128 m.[3]

S. carinata grows to a mantle length of 60 mm.[3]

Reid et al. note that "this is likely to be a very rare species as it has not been recorded from Japanese waters since its original description".[3]

The type specimen was collected in the Sagami Sea, Japan (35°04'50''N 139°38'18''E). It is deposited at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C..[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia carinata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162649A936570. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162649A936570.en. Downloaded on 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia carinata Sasaki, 1920". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c 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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