Sepia mascarensis

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Sepia mascarensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. mascarensis
Binomial name
Sepia mascarensis
Filippova & Khromov, 1991[2]

Sepia mascarensis is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Indian Ocean, specifically Saya-de-Malha Bank (11°31′S 61°00′E / 11.517°S 61.000°E / -11.517; 61.000), Mascarene Ridge, and Cargados-Carajos Shoals. It lives at depths of between 87 and 325 m.[3]

S. mascarensis grows to a mantle length of 67 to 124 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected in the Saya-de-Malha Bank, Indian Ocean. It is deposited at the Zoological Museum in Moscow.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia mascarensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162541A912308. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162541A912308.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia mascarensis Filippova & Khromov, 1991". 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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