Sepia acuminata

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Sepia acuminata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Rhombosepion
Species: S. acuminata
Binomial name
Sepia acuminata
Smith, 1916

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.[1]

Females are slightly larger than males, growing to 120 mm and 100 mm in mantle length, respectively.[1]

The type specimen was collected near Tongaat Beach, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.[1]


  1. ^ 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.

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