Sepia koilados

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Sepia koilados
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. koilados
Binomial name
Sepia koilados
Reid, 2000[2]

Sepia koilados is a species of cuttlefish native to the southeastern Indian Ocean, specifically the North West Shelf in western Australia (18°31′S 118°09′E / 18.517°S 118.150°E / -18.517; 118.150 to 19°12.6′S 116°25.8′E / 19.2100°S 116.4300°E / -19.2100; 116.4300). It lives at depths of between 182 and 203 m.[3]

Males are slightly larger than females. They grow to a mantle length of 68 mm and 58 mm, respectively.[3]

The type specimen was collected in the North West Shelf (18°36′S 118°02′E / 18.600°S 118.033°E / -18.600; 118.033 to 18°39′S 118°04′E / 18.650°S 118.067°E / -18.650; 118.067). It is deposited at the Museum of Victoria in Melbourne.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia koilados". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162503A904119. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162503A904119.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia koilados Reid, 2000". 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

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