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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepiidae Leach, 1817 
AphiaID: 11723

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalopoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorColeoidea (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecapodiformes (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepiida (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepiida
Source  basis of record Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzeekattenUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorinktvissen  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcuttlefishes  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorseiches  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsepiasUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorj√≠biasUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorchoquitosUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorchocos  [details]
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 Genus Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGlyptosepia
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetasepia Hoyle, 1885
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepiella Gray, 1849
Genus Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSolitosepia
Genus Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTenuisepia

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia (Acanthosepion) Rochebrune, 1884
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArctosepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBlandosepia Iredale, 1940 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoratosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia (Doratosepion) Rochebrune, 1884
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHemisepius Steenstrup, 1875 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia (Hemisepius) Steenstrup, 1875
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhombosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia (Rhombosepion) Rochebrune, 1884
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (0 nucleotides; 2 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo image gallery of Natural History Museum Rotterdam 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Cuttlebone (shell or sepion) internal, chalky (calcareous), porous, finely laminate. Mantle broad, robust, sac-like, slightly flattened dorsoventrally; fins narrow, long (more or less equal to mantle length; posterior fin lobes free, not connected at midline; 10 circumoral appendages; arms with 2 to 4, and tentacles with 4 to 8 or more longitudinal rows of suckers; tentacles retractile into pockets on ventrolateral sides of head. Eyes covered with a corneal membrane. Colour: variable due to the great complex of chromatophores (pigment cells); browns, blacks, yellows, and reds are the dominating colours. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLength Up to 500 mm mantle length, and 12 kg in weight. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:11723
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Sepiidae Leach, 1817. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=11723 on 2014-04-21
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