Sepia dollfusi

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Sepia dollfusi
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Cuttlebones of Sepia dollfusi in the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. dollfusi
Binomial name
Sepia dollfusi
Adam, 1941[2]

Sepia dollfusi is a species of cuttlefish native to the Red Sea and southern part of the Suez Canal. The depth range of S. dollfusi is unknown.[3] It has been recorded once in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea, so it is potentially a Lessepsian migrant into the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.[4]

S. dollfusi grows to a mantle length of 110 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected near Périm Island in the southern Red Sea. It is deposited at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris.[5] It is an important commercial species in the Suez Canal.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia dollfusi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162608A927246. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162608A927246.en. Downloaded on 19 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia dollfusi Adam, 1941". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 19 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. ^ a b Rafik Riad (2015). "First record of the cuttlefish Sepia dollfusi (Cephalopoda: Sepioidea) from the Egyptian Mediterranean waters" (PDF). Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Biology. 19 (3): 1–7. doi:10.21608/ejabf.2015.2266.
  5. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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