Sepia bartletti

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Sepia bartletti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: undetermined
Species: S. bartletti
Binomial name
Sepia bartletti
(Iredale, 1954)
Synonyms
  • Blandosepia bartletti Iredale, 1954

Sepia bartletti is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Pacific Ocean. It is known only from the type locality. Depth range is unknown.[1]

S. bartletti is known from only the holotype and six other specimens (all cuttlebones) described by Tom Iredale in 1954. It is possibly a junior synonym of Sepia bandensis.[1] The placement of S. bartletti in the genus Sepia is also questionable.[2]

S. bartletti grows to a mantle length of 74 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected in the Misima and Conflict Group of the Louisiade Archipelago, to the southeast of Papua New Guinea. It is deposited at the Australian Museum in Sydney.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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.
  2. ^ a b Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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