Sepia novaehollandiae

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Sepia novaehollandiae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Sepia
Species: S. novaehollandiae
Binomial name
Sepia novaehollandiae
Hoyle, 1909
  • Sepia australis Férussac, 1835
  • Mesembrisepia irvingi Meyer, 1909
  • Sepia hedleyi Berry, 1918
  • Mesembrisepia macandrewi Iredale, 1926
  • Mesembrisepia ostanes Iredale, 1926

Sepia novaehollandiae is a species of cuttlefish native to the southern Indo-Pacific. Its natural range stretches from Shellharbour, New South Wales (34°35′S 150°52′E / 34.583°S 150.867°E / -34.583; 150.867) to North West Shelf in Western Australia (18°57′S 118°45′E / 18.950°S 118.750°E / -18.950; 118.750). It lives at depths of between 15 and 348 m.[1]

S. novaehollandiae grows to a mantle length of 77 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected off Kangaroo Island, South Australia (35°50′S 138°03′E / 35.833°S 138.050°E / -35.833; 138.050). It is deposited at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris.[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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