Elegant cuttlefish (Sepia elegans)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound mainly on southern and western coasts of Britain.
Global distributionEastern Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea including the Adriatic Sea, West Africa and Aghulhas Bank.
HabitatFound on sandy and muddy substrata, offshore, uncommon in coastal waters.
- Mantle elongate, oval and more than two times longer than wide.
- Tentacular club short, broad and blunt distally.
- 6-8 suckers in oblique, transverse rows.
- Red to brown on dorsal surface.
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Last Updated: 21/08/2007