Sepia plana

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Sepia plana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: undetermined
Species: S. plana
Binomial name
Sepia plana
Lu & Reid, 1997

Sepia plana is a species of cuttlefish native to the coast of Australia, specifically the North West Shelf (12°04′S 122°59′E / 12.067°S 122.983°E / -12.067; 122.983 to 17°55.5′S 118°16.0′E / 17.9250°S 118.2667°E / -17.9250; 118.2667). However, cuttlebones of this species have also been found off eastern Australia, suggesting that it may have a wider distribution. S. plana lives at depths of between 396 and 505 m.[1]

S. plana exhibits sexual dimorphism, as females grow considerably larger than males. They reach a mantle length of 151 mm and 99 mm, respectively.[1]

The type specimen was collected in the North West Shelf, western Australia (14°15′S 121°59′E / 14.250°S 121.983°E / -14.250; 121.983). It is deposited at the Museum of Victoria in Melbourne.[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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