Sepia sewelli

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Sepia sewelli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
Species: S. sewelli
Binomial name
Sepia sewelli
Adam & Rees, 1966

Sepia sewelli is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Indian Ocean, from Cape Guardafui, Somalia (11°57′N 50°35′E / 11.950°N 50.583°E / 11.950; 50.583 to 05°40′S 39°17′E / 5.667°S 39.283°E / -5.667; 39.283) to Zanzibar and probably Madagascar. It lives at depths of 37 to 238 m.[1]

S. sewelli grows to a mantle length of 30 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected near Cape Guardafui (11°57′12″N 50°35′00″E / 11.95333°N 50.58333°E / 11.95333; 50.58333 to 11°56′42″N 50°39′12″E / 11.94500°N 50.65333°E / 11.94500; 50.65333) and 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. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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