Sepia hieronis

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Sepia hieronis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. hieronis
Binomial name
Sepia hieronis
(Robson, 1924))[2]
  • Rhombosepion hieronis Robson, 1924

Sepia hieronis is a species of cuttlefish native to the southeastern Atlantic Ocean and southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically southern Namibia, from approximately 27°S to Port Alfred, South Africa, and east Africa from 17°S to Kenya and Mozambique. It is also present in the Saya-de-Malha Bank. It lives at depths of between 43 and 500 m, although it is most abundant at 110 to 250 m depth.[3]

S. hieronis grows to a mantle length of 70 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected off Cape Town, South Africa (32°32' to 33°03'S, 17°29' to 17°42'E). It is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia hieronis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162566A918031. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162566A918031.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia hieronis Robson, 1924". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 17 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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