Sepia kiensis

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Sepia kiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
Species: S. kiensis
Binomial name
Sepia kiensis
Hoyle, 1885

Sepia kiensis is a species of cuttlefish native to the Indo-Pacific, specifically the Kai Islands, possibly to Timor and northern Australia. It lives at depth to 256 m.[1] The validity of S. kiensis has been questioned.[2]

S. kiensis grows to a mantle length of 37 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected off Kai Island in the Arafura Sea. 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. ^ a b Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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