Sepiella cyanea

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Sepiella cyanea
Sepiella cyanea shell at Zoölogisch Museum Amsterdam
Sepiella cyanea cuttlebone at Zoölogisch Museum Amsterdam
Scientific classification
S. cyanea
Binomial name
Sepiella cyanea
Robson, 1924

Sepiella cyanea is a species of cuttlefish native to the southwestern Indian Ocean, from Port Elizabeth and Durban north to central Mozambique (26ºN) and Madagascar. It lives at depths of 13 to 73 m.[1]

S. cyanea grows to 80 mm in mantle length.[1]

The type specimen was collected off Natal, South Africa 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

External links[edit]

  • "CephBase: Sepiella cyanea". Archived from the original on 2005.