Sepia bathyalis

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Sepia bathyalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
Species: S. bathyalis
Binomial name
Sepia bathyalis
Khromov, Nikitina & Nesis, 1991

Sepia bathyalis is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically northwestern and southwestern Madagascar. It lives at a depth of between 300 and 500 m.[1]

S. bathyalis grows to a mantle length of 80 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected near Madagascar (22°19′S 43°06′E / 22.317°S 43.100°E / -22.317; 43.100 to 22°23′S 43°06′E / 22.383°S 43.100°E / -22.383; 43.100). It is deposited at the Zoological Museum in Moscow.[2]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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