Sepia erostrata

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Sepia erostrata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. erostrata
Binomial name
Sepia erostrata
Sasaki, 1929 [2]

Sepia erostrata is a species of cuttlefish native to the northwestern Pacific Ocean, specifically off western mainland Japan, from Sagami Bay to the Kii Peninsula. It inhabits subtidal, inshore habitats.[3] It is the commonest species of cuttlefish occurring in rocky shorelines around Japanese coasts.[1]

S. erostrata grows to a mantle length of 90 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected off Manazuru, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is deposited at the University Museum of the University of Tokyo.[4]


  1. ^ a b Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia erostrata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162613A928439. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162613A928439.en. Downloaded on 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia erostrata Sasaki, 1929". 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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