Sepia sokotriensis

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Sepia sokotriensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Subgenus: Doratosepion
Species: S. sokotriensis
Binomial name
Sepia sokotriensis
Khromov, 1988

Sepia sokotriensis is a species of cuttlefish native to the western Indian Ocean, specifically off Sokotra Island, and probably east Africa. It lives at depths to 100 m.[1]

S. sokotriensis grows to a mantle length of 80 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected near Sokotra Island in the Arabian Sea (12°10′N 54°25′E / 12.167°N 54.417°E / 12.167; 54.417). It is deposited at the Zoological Museum in Moscow.[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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