Sepia robsoni

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Sepia robsoni
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. robsoni
Binomial name
Sepia robsoni
(Massy, 1927)[2]
  • Rhombosepion robsoni Massy, 1927

Sepia robsoni is a species of cuttlefish known only from its type locality, Hout Bay in South Africa. Its lives at depths of between 17 and 37 m.[3]

S. robsoni grows to a mantle length of 20 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected in Hout Bay, South Africa and is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[4] The specific name honours the painter and curator of Zoology at the British Museum, Natural History, Guy Coburn Robson (1888-1945), and the species was named by the Irish naturalist Annie Massy (1868-1931).[5]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia robsoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162510A906617. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162510A906617.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia robsoni Massy, 1927". 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
  5. ^ "Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. Q & R". Hans.G.Hansson. Retrieved 15 February 2018.

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