Sepia incerta

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

Sepia incerta is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically south and east Africa, from Port Elizabeth to Mozambique (north to 18ºS). It is also present in the Saya-de-Malha Bank. S. incerta lives at a depth of between 90 and 345 m.[3]

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

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


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia incerta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162658A938156. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162658A938156.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia incerta 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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