Sepia limata

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Sepia limata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. limata
Binomial name
Sepia limata
(Iredale, 1926)[2]
  • Arctosepia limata Iredale, 1926

Sepia limata is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Pacific Ocean, specifically southern Queensland to New South Wales, Australia (26°30′S 153°44′E / 26.500°S 153.733°E / -26.500; 153.733 to 34°40′S 150°51′E / 34.667°S 150.850°E / -34.667; 150.850). It lives at depths of between 17 and 183 m.[3]

Females are slightly larger than males. They grow to a mantle length of 42 mm and 35 mm, respectively.[3]

The type specimen was collected off Manly Beach, New South Wales (33°48′S 151°17′E / 33.800°S 151.283°E / -33.800; 151.283). It is deposited at the Australian Museum in Sydney.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia limata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162596A924746. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162596A924746.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia limata Iredale, 1926". 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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