Sepia baxteri

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Sepia baxteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: undetermined
Species: S. baxteri
Binomial name
Sepia baxteri
(Iredale, 1940)
Synonyms
  • Blandosepia baxteri Iredale, 1940

Sepia baxteri is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Pacific Ocean, specifically the waters around Lord Howe Island. It is known only from the type cuttlebones. Depth range is unknown.[1]

Cuttlebones of this species are known to reach at least 74 mm.[1]

S. baxteri is possibly a junior synonym of Sepia bandensis.[1] The placement of this species in the genus Sepia is also questionable.[2]

The type specimen was collected near Lord Howe Island (31°33′S 159°05′E / 31.550°S 159.083°E / -31.550; 159.083). 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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