Sepia plathyconchalis

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Sepia plathyconchalis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. plathyconchalis
Binomial name
Sepia plathyconchalis

Sepia plathyconchalis is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Indian Ocean, specifically the Saya-de-Malha Bank, Cargados-Carajos Shoals, and St Brandon Shoals. It lives in shallow waters at depths of between 25 and 63 m.[3]

S. plathyconchalis grows to a mantle length of 8 to 63 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected in the Saya-de-Malha Bank, Indian Ocean (09°42′S 61°08′E / 9.700°S 61.133°E / -9.700; 61.133). It is deposited at the Zoological Museum in Moscow.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia plathyconchalis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162641A934740. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162641A934740.en. Downloaded on 19 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepia plathyconchalisFilippova & Khromov, 1991". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 20 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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