Sepia typica

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Sepia typica
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Hemisepius
S. typica
Binomial name
Sepia typica
  • Hemisepius typicus Steenstrup, 1875

Sepia typica is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean and southeastern Atlantic Ocean. Its natural range stretches from Saldanha Bay, South Africa (33°00′S 17°56′E / 33.000°S 17.933°E / -33.000; 17.933) to southern Mozambique. It lives at depths of 2 to 290 m.[3]

Sepia typica is a very small species, growing to only 26 mm in mantle length.[3]

The type specimen was collected in Table Bay, South Africa (33°50′S 18°27′E / 33.833°S 18.450°E / -33.833; 18.450). It is deposited at the Kobenhavns Universitet Zoologisk Museum in Copenhagen.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia typica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162647A936237. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162647A936237.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia typica Steenstrup, 1875". 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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