Sepia simoniana

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Sepia simoniana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
S. simoniana
Binomial name
Sepia simoniana
Thiele, 1920[2]
  • Sepia natalensis Massy, 1925

Sepia simoniana is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Indian Ocean. Its natural distribution stretches from Cape Town to Agulhas Bank, north to northern Kenya and southern Mozambique. It is also present in the Saya-de-Malha Bank. S. simoniana usually lives at depths of less than 100 m, although it has been recorded down to 190 m.[3]

S. simoniana grows to a mantle length of 185 mm.[3]

The type specimen was collected off Simon's Bay, South Africa. It is deposited at the Zoologisches Museum in Berlin.[4]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Sepia simoniana". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162603A926402. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162603A926402.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Finn, Julian (2016). "Sepia simoniana Thiele, 1920". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 15 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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