Dwarf bobtail (Sepiola rondeletii)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound mainly off the south coasts of Britain
Global distributionThroughout the Mediterranean; in the Eastern Atlantic, it extends from the North Sea to Senegal.
HabitatFound offshore on sandy and muddy substrata.
- Tentacular clubs well developed, 8 suckers in the transverse rows.
- Gladius rudimentary.
- Ventral margin of mantle with a dense border of chromatophores.
- Outer surface of tentacular clubs heavily pigmented with chromatophores.
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Roper, C.F.E., Sweeney, M.J. & Nauen, C.E., 1984. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 3. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries. FAO Fisheries Synopsis, 125, 3, 277. Avaliable: http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ac479e/ac479e00.htm
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Last Updated: 06/11/2006