Sepia joubini

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Sepia joubini
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. joubini
Binomial name
Sepia joubini
Massy, 1927[2]

Sepia joubini is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically South Africa, off Tugela River Mouth (29°11′S 31°25′E / 29.183°S 31.417°E / -29.183; 31.417), to Cape Natal, off southern Mozambique (24ºS to 25ºS), and in the Saya-de-Malha Bank. It lives at a depth of between 66 and 170 m.[3]

Females of S. joubini grow to a mantle length of 64 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected off Durban, South Africa. It is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[4] The specific name honours Prof. Dr. Louis Marie Adolphe Olivier Édouard Joubin (1861-1935), a professor at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris and the species was named by the Irish zoologist Annie Massy.[5]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia joubini". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162650A936826. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162650A936826.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia joubini Massy, 1927". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 15 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
  5. ^ "Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. I & J". Hans.G.Hansson. Retrieved 15 February 2018.

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