Sepia irvingi

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Sepia irvingi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Sepia
Species: S. irvingi
Binomial name
Sepia irvingi
Meyer, 1909 [1]

Sepia irvingi is a species of cuttlefish native to the southeastern Indian Ocean, specifically western Australia, from Cockburn Sound to North West Shelf (18°49′S 118°29′E / 18.817°S 118.483°E / -18.817; 118.483). It lives at a depth of between 130 and 170 m.[2]

S. irvingi grows to a mantle length of 100 mm.[2]

The type specimens were collected off Garden Island, Cockburn Sound (32°11′S 115°43′E / 32.183°S 115.717°E / -32.183; 115.717), Port Royal, King George Sound (35°03′S 117°58′E / 35.050°S 117.967°E / -35.050; 117.967), and Warnbro Sound (32°20′S 115°43′E / 32.333°S 115.717°E / -32.333; 115.717) in South Africa. They are deposited at the Western Australian Museum in Perth.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meyer,, W. T. (1909). "Chapter 19". Cephalopoda. Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. ITIS. 2. pp. 329–335. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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