Sepia thurstoni

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

Sepia thurstoni is a species of cuttlefish native to the Indian Ocean, specifically the waters off Chennai in India and off Negombo and Hambantota in Sri Lanka. It lives at depths of 20 to 40 m.[1]

S. thurstoni grows to a mantle length of 110 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected off Ramesvaram Island in the Bay of Bengal (09°18′N 79°19′E / 9.300°N 79.317°E / 9.300; 79.317) and is deposited at The Natural History Museum in London.[2] It is named after Edgar Thurston.


  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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