Australian giant cuttlefish

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Australian giant cuttlefish [1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae
Genus: Sepia
Binomial name
Sepia apama
Gray, 1849

The Australian giant cuttlefish (Sepia apama) is the biggest species of cuttlefish.

It grows up to 50 centimetres (20 in) in mantle length length and over 10.5 kilograms (23 lb) pounds in weight.[2] Australian Giant Cuttlefish live in the southern coast of Australia, from Brisbane in Queensland to Shark Bay in Western Australia. It lives in rocky reefs, seagrass beds, and sand or mud seafloor to a depth of 100 meters. Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins have been seen to eat them.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sepia apama Gray, 1849". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  2. Roper, Clyde F.E.; Jereb, P. (2005). Cephalopods of the World: Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae, and Spirulidae). pp. 67–68. ISBN 978-92-5-105383-6.