Sepia saya

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Sepia saya
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
S. saya
Binomial name
Sepia saya
Khromov, Nikitina & Nesis, 1991[2]

Sepia saya is a species of cuttlefish known only from its type locality in the southwestern Indian Ocean. It lives at depths of 87 to 117 m.[3]

Sepia saya grows to a mantle length of 90 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected near the Saya-de-Malha Bank in the Indian Ocean (10°30′S 61°10′E / 10.500°S 61.167°E / -10.500; 61.167 to 10°32′S 61°11′E / 10.533°S 61.183°E / -10.533; 61.183). It is deposited at the Zoological Museum in Moscow.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia saya". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162525A909453. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162525A909453.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia saya 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. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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