Pink cuttlefish (Sepia orbignyana)
|Researched by||Emily Wilson||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||Férussac [in d'Orbigny], 1826|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Sepia orbigniana|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandSepia orbigniana is a rare species reported sporadically from southern Britain.
Global distributionEastern Atlantic from 17 degrees south to 55 degrees north; Mediterranean Sea.
HabitatOccurs over muddy and detritus-rich continental shelf and slope areas.
- Width of cuttlebone equal to one third of its length.
- Dorsal surface rose or orange coloured with a faint median groove.
- Fins extend full length of mantle, not uniting posteriorly.
- Tentacular clubs with 5 suckers across the club, the median longitudinal row with 3 greatly and 2 moderately enlarged suckers. Each tentacular club possess a total of approximately 100 suckers.
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Last Updated: 21/08/2007