Sepiola pfefferi

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Sepiola pfefferi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiolida
Family: Sepiolidae
Subfamily: Sepiolinae
Genus: Sepiola
Species: S. pfefferi
Binomial name
Sepiola pfefferi
Grimpe, 1921

Sepiola pfefferi is a species of bobtail squid native to the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. Specifically, it occurs on the continental shelf off the Faroe Islands and from southern Norway to Brittany in France. The depth range of this species is unknown.[1]

Females of S. pfefferi are on average slightly larger than males. They grow to 13 mm and 12 mm in mantle length, respectively.[1]

The type specimen was collected in the North Sea (53°53′N 00°32′E / 53.883°N 0.533°E / 53.883; 0.533) and is deposited at the Zoologisches Museum in Berlin.[2]

The validity of S. pfefferi has been questioned.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reid, A. & P. Jereb 2005. Family Sepiolidae. 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. 153–203.
  2. ^ a b Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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