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Curvespine Cuttlefish

Sepia recurvirostra Steenstrup 1875

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Sepia recurvirostra Steenstrup, 1875

ILLUSTRATIONS.—Adam and Rees, 1966, pl. 9: figs. 49–52, pl. 10: figs. 53, 54; Voss and Williamson, 1972, figs. 4d, 7f, 12, pl. 12.

DIAGNOSIS.—Tentacular club with suckers of variable sizes in 5 to 6 longitudinal rows. Sepion subrhomboidal anteriorly, rounded posteriorly. Striated zone with thin median furrow. Anterior striae rounded. Inner cone connected posteriorly to outer cone by thick callous substance. Spine present.

ORIGINAL REFERENCE.—Steenstrup, 1875:479.

TYPE LOCALITY.—South China Sea.

TYPES.—Lectotype: Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, 1 sepion, 77.5 mm; designated by Adam (1965:170).

Paralectotype: Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, 1 sepion, 47.8 mm.

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION.—Indo-West Pacific from the Andaman Sea to Celebes Sea and from Java Sea to Yellow Sea, near Tsingtao.
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Voss, N. A. and Sweeney, M. J. 1998. "Systematics and Biogeography of cephalopods. Volume I." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 1-276. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.586

Depth range

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10 to 140 m.
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Jereb, P.; Roper, C.F.E. (Eds)(2005). An annotated an illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Volume 1: Chambered nautilusses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes 4(1). FAO, Rome. 262p., 9 colour plates. van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO).
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Habitat

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deep shelf
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Jereb, P.; Roper, C.F.E. (Eds)(2005). An annotated an illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Volume 1: Chambered nautilusses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes 4(1). FAO, Rome. 262p., 9 colour plates. van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO).
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Jacob van der Land [email]
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