Sepia cottoni

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Sepia cottoni
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. cottoni
Binomial name
Sepia cottoni
Adam, 1979 [2]

Sepia cottoni is a species of cuttlefish native to the southeastern Indian Ocean, specifically from northwest of Broome (17°31' S) to Armstrong Point, Rottnest Island (32°0' S). It lives at a depth of between 83 and 183 m.[3]

S. cottoni grows to a mantle length of 55 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected west of Lancelin, Australia (31°54′S 114°55′E / 31.900°S 114.917°E / -31.900; 114.917). It is deposited at the Western Australian Museum in Perth.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia cottoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162622A930857. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162622A930857.en. Downloaded on 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia cottoni Adam, 1979". 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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