Sepia rhoda

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Sepia rhoda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
Species: S. rhoda
Binomial name
Sepia rhoda
(Iredale, 1954)
  • Arctosepia rhoda Iredale, 1954

Sepia rhoda is a species of cuttlefish native to the Indo-Pacific, specifically from the Arafura Sea (10°24′S 130°23′E / 10.400°S 130.383°E / -10.400; 130.383) to the North West Shelf (20°47′S 114°48′E / 20.783°S 114.800°E / -20.783; 114.800), both off Australia. It lives at depths of between 64 and 184 m.[1]

Females grow to 58 mm in mantle length (ML). Males are slightly larger, reaching 61 mm ML.[1]

The type specimen was collected off Point Cloates in Western Australia (22°43′S 113°40′E / 22.717°S 113.667°E / -22.717; 113.667). It is deposited at the Australian Museum in Sydney.[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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