Sepia burnupi

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Sepia burnupi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
Species: S. burnupi
Binomial name
Sepia burnupi
Hoyle, 1904
  • Sepia exsignata
    Barnard, 1962

Sepia burnupi is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically southeast Africa, from Port Elizabeth to southern Mozambique and the Saya-de-Malha Bank. It lives at a depth of between 40 and 240 m.[1]

S. burnupi grows to a mantle length of 90 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected near Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[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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