Sepia confusa

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Sepia confusa
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
S. confusa
Binomial name
Sepia confusa
Smith, 1916 [2]

Sepia confusa is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically southeastern Africa from Port Elizabeth to southern Mozambique, Zanzibar and Pemba (5° to 30ºS), and Madagascar. S. confusa has also been erroneously recorded from the Arabian Sea. A record from the Saya-de-Malha Bank has not been confirmed by recent expeditions. The species lives at a depth of between 53 and 352 m.[3]

Sepia confusa grows to a mantle length of 150 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected near Tongaat Beach, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia confusa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162581A921723. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162581A921723.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia confusa Smith, 1916". 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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