Sepia kiensis

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Sepia kiensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. kiensis
Binomial name
Sepia kiensis
Hoyle, 1885[2]

Sepia kiensis is a species of cuttlefish native to the Indo-Pacific, specifically the Kai Islands, possibly to Timor and northern Australia. It lives at depth to 256 m.[3] The validity of S. kiensis has been questioned.[4]

S. kiensis grows to a mantle length of 37 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected off Kai Island in the Arafura Sea. It is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia kiensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162577A920458. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162577A920458.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia kiensis Hoyle, 1885". 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. ^ a b Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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