Sepia tokioensis

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Sepia tokioensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. tokioensis
Binomial name
Sepia tokioensis

Sepia tokioensis is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Pacific Ocean, specifically Japanese waters from Tsugaru Strait to Kyūshū and the Ohsumi Islands, including Sagami Bay, Suruga Bay, the western Japan Sea, and Shimane Prefecture. It lives on the continental shelf.[3]

S. tokioensis grows to a mantle length of 90 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected in Tokyo Bay and is deposited at the Musee Zoologique in Strasbourg.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia tokioensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162511A906758. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162511A906758.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia tokioensis Ortmann, 1888". 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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