Sepia sewelli

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Sepia sewelli
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. sewelli
Binomial name
Sepia sewelli
Adam & Rees, 1966[2]

Sepia sewelli is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Indian Ocean, from Cape Guardafui, Somalia (11°57′N 50°35′E / 11.950°N 50.583°E / 11.950; 50.583 to 05°40′S 39°17′E / 5.667°S 39.283°E / -5.667; 39.283) to Zanzibar and probably Madagascar. It lives at depths of 37 to 238 m.[3]

S. sewelli grows to a mantle length of 30 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected near Cape Guardafui (11°57′12″N 50°35′00″E / 11.95333°N 50.58333°E / 11.95333; 50.58333 to 11°56′42″N 50°39′12″E / 11.94500°N 50.65333°E / 11.94500; 50.65333) and is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia sewelli". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e..T162678A943019. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162678A943019.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia sewelli Adam & Rees, 1966". 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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