Sepia filibrachia

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Sepia filibrachia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: undetermined
Species: S. filibrachia
Binomial name
Sepia filibrachia
Reid & Lu, 2005

Sepia filibrachia is a species of cuttlefish native to the South China Sea. Its natural range covers the waters off Taiwan,[a] Haikou on Hainan Island,[b] and Guryanova in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam. It lives at depths of 34 to 95 m.[1]

Females are on average slightly larger than males. They grow to 70 mm and 62 mm in mantle length, respectively.[1]

The type specimen was collected off Ling Yuan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (22°28′N 120°24′E / 22.467°N 120.400°E / 22.467; 120.400).[1]

S. filibrachia is of commercial interest to fisheries and is marketed in Taiwan.[1]


a.^ Including Mu-Do-Yu (23°44′N 119°35′E / 23.733°N 119.583°E / 23.733; 119.583), Peng-Hu, Wu-chi, and Taichung (24°17′N 120°30′E / 24.283°N 120.500°E / 24.283; 120.500).
b.^ Specific coordinates: 20°40′N 107°56′E / 20.667°N 107.933°E / 20.667; 107.933, 18°40′N 106°47′E / 18.667°N 106.783°E / 18.667; 106.783, and 11°25′N 109°15′E / 11.417°N 109.250°E / 11.417; 109.250.


  1. ^ a b c d 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.