Sepia papillata

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Sepia papillata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Sepia
Species: S. papillata
Binomial name
Sepia papillata
Quoy & Gaimard, 1832

Sepia papillata is a species of cuttlefish native to the southeastern Atlantic Ocean and southwestern Indian Ocean. Its natural range stretches from Lüderitz Bay, South Africa (26°11′S 15°10′E / 26.183°S 15.167°E / -26.183; 15.167), to the coast of KwaZulu-Natal off the Tugela and Umvoti Rivers (29°11′S 31°25′E / 29.183°S 31.417°E / -29.183; 31.417). It is also present in Mascarene Ridge. It lives at depths of between 26 and 210 m.[1]

S. papillata grows to a mantle length of 140 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected near the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. 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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