Sepia pardex

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Sepia pardex
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Species:
S. pardex
Binomial name
Sepia pardex
Sasaki, 1913[2]
Synonyms
  • Sepia pardalis Sasaki, 1914

Sepia pardex is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Pacific Ocean, specifically off Japan, along the Pacific coast from the Chiba Peninsula, and along the Japan Sea coast from Toyama Bay to South Korea. It is also present off Taiwan and in the East China Sea. The depth range of this species is unknown.[3]

S. pardex grows to a mantle length of 230 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected off Kajiyama, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is deposited at the University Museum of the University of Tokyo.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia pardex". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162583A922038. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162583A922038.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia pardex Sasaki, 1913". 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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