Sepia tala

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

Sepia tala is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically southwestern Madagascar off Cape Tala. It is known only from the type locality. S. tala lives at depths of 325 to 332 m.[3]

S. tala grows to a mantle length of 80 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected off Cape Tala (22°19'S to 22°23'S, 43°06'E) and is deposited at the Zoological Museum in Moscow.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia tala". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162570A918772. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162570A918772.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia tala Khromov, Nikitina & Nesis, 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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