Sepia senta

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

Sepia senta is a species of cuttlefish native to the southeastern Indian Ocean, specifically the North West Shelf in Western Australia (12°04′S 122°51′E / 12.067°S 122.850°E / -12.067; 122.850 to 18°44′S 116°59′E / 18.733°S 116.983°E / -18.733; 116.983). It is possibly also present in Indonesia. Reid et al. (2005) note that "a very similar, probably closely related animal has been found in the Philippines". S. senta lives at depths of 256 to 426 m.[1]

Females are on average larger than males. They grow to 83 mm and 62 mm in mantle length, respectively.[1]

The type specimen was collected off Western Australia (14°07′S 122°06′E / 14.117°S 122.100°E / -14.117; 122.100) and 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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