Sepia reesi

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Sepia reesi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. reesi
Binomial name
Sepia reesi
Adam, 1979[2]
  • Rhombosepion hieronis Robson, 1924

Sepia reesi is a species of cuttlefish native to the southeastern Indian Ocean. Cuttlebone of this species known only from the type locality.[3]

S. reesi grows to a mantle length of 45 mm.[3]

Sepia reesi was only known from the type specimen was collected in Salmon Bay, Rottnest Island, Western Australia but a complete specimen was collected west of Rottnest Island (32º00’S 115º15’E) at a depth of 146-150m.[1] Both the type specimen and the more recent specimen are deposited at the Western Australian Museum in Perth.[4]

The specific epithet reesi honours British researcher William James Rees.


  1. ^ a b Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia reesi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: T162624A931149. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162624A931149.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia reesi Adam, 1979". 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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