Sepia acuminata

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Sepia acuminata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. acuminata
Binomial name
Sepia acuminata
Smith, 1916[2]

Sepia acuminata is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, from Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Somalia (01º30'N–30ºS), and Madagascar. It lives at a depth of between 44 and 369 m.[3]

Females are slightly larger than males, growing to 120 mm and 100 mm in mantle length, respectively.[3]

The type specimen was collected near Tongaat Beach, Port Elizabeth, South Africa[3] and is held in the Natural History Museum, London.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia acuminata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162638A934155. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162638A934155.en. Downloaded on 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia acuminata Smith, 1916". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c 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. ^ Michael J. Sweeney. "Recent Cephalopod Primary Type Specimens: A Searchig Tool" (PDF). Wordpress. Retrieved 16 February 2018.

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