Sepia joubini

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Sepia joubini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
Species: S. joubini
Binomial name
Sepia joubini
Massy, 1927

Sepia joubini is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, specifically South Africa, off Tugela River Mouth (29°11′S 31°25′E / 29.183°S 31.417°E / -29.183; 31.417), to Cape Natal, off southern Mozambique (24ºS to 25ºS), and in the Saya-de-Malha Bank. It lives at a depth of between 66 and 170 m.[1]

Females of S. joubini grow to a mantle length of 64 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected off Durban, 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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