WoRMS taxon details

Sepiidae Leach, 1817

11723  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:11723)

accepted
Family
Genus Metasepia Hoyle, 1885
Genus Sepia Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Sepiella Gray, 1849

Genus Acanthosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Sepia (Acanthosepion) Rochebrune, 1884 represented as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Amplisepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Andreaesepia Grimpe, 1922 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Arctosepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Ascarosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Blandosepia Iredale, 1940 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Crumenasepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Decorisepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Diptherosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Sepiella Gray, 1849 (synonym)
Genus Doratosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Sepia (Doratosepion) Rochebrune, 1884 represented as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Eusepia Naef, 1923 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Fiscisepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Glyptosepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Hemisepius Steenstrup, 1875 accepted as Sepia (Hemisepius) Steenstrup, 1875 represented as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Lophosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Mesembrisepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Parasepia Naef, 1923 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Platysepia Naef, 1923 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Ponderosepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Rhombosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Sepia (Rhombosepion) Rochebrune, 1884 represented as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Solitosepia Iredale, 1926 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Spathidosepion Rochebrune, 1884 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Tenuisepia Cotton, 1932 accepted as Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Leach W.E. (1817). Synopsis of the orders, families and genera of the class Cephalopoda. <em>The Zoological Miscellany; being descriptions of new or interesting animals.</em> 3(30):137-141., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28687004
page(s): 138; note: Original spelling: Sepiidea [details]   
Description Cuttlebone (shell or sepion) internal, chalky (calcareous), porous, finely laminate. Mantle broad, robust, sac-like,...  
Description Cuttlebone (shell or sepion) internal, chalky (calcareous), porous, finely laminate. Mantle broad, robust, sac-like, slightly flattened dorsoventrally; fins narrow, long (more or less equal to mantle length; posterior fin lobes free, not connected at midline; 10 circumoral appendages; arms with 2 to 4, and tentacles with 4 to 8 or more longitudinal rows of suckers; tentacles retractile into pockets on ventrolateral sides of head. Eyes covered with a corneal membrane. Colour: variable due to the great complex of chromatophores (pigment cells); browns, blacks, yellows, and reds are the dominating colours. [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Sepiidae Leach, 1817. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=11723 on 2020-05-28
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original description Leach W.E. (1817). Synopsis of the orders, families and genera of the class Cephalopoda. <em>The Zoological Miscellany; being descriptions of new or interesting animals.</em> 3(30):137-141., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28687004
page(s): 138; note: Original spelling: Sepiidea [details]   

basis of record Bello, G. (1996). The original descriptions of the Mediterranean Cephalopods. I: Sepioidea. <em>Bollettino Malacologico.</em> 31:179-194., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/49938152
page(s): 181 [details]   

additional source Vaught, K.C.; Tucker Abbott, R.; Boss, K.J. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne. ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Reid, A., Jereb, P. & Roper, C.F.E. (2005). Family Sepiidae. pp. 57-152, in P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper eds. <em>Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date.</em> Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (<em>Nautilidae</em>, <em>Sepiidae</em>, <em>Sepiolidae</em>, <em>Sepiadariidae</em>, <em>Idiosepiidae</em> and <em>Spirulidae</em>). <em>FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes [Rome, FAO].</em> 4(1): 262 pp. 9 pls. [details]   

identification resource Lu, C.C. & Chung, W.S. (2017). <em>Guide to the cephalopods of Taiwan</em>. National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan, 560 pp. ISBN 978-986-05-2569-4.
page(s): 110 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Cuttlebone (shell or sepion) internal, chalky (calcareous), porous, finely laminate. Mantle broad, robust, sac-like, slightly flattened dorsoventrally; fins narrow, long (more or less equal to mantle length; posterior fin lobes free, not connected at midline; 10 circumoral appendages; arms with 2 to 4, and tentacles with 4 to 8 or more longitudinal rows of suckers; tentacles retractile into pockets on ventrolateral sides of head. Eyes covered with a corneal membrane. Colour: variable due to the great complex of chromatophores (pigment cells); browns, blacks, yellows, and reds are the dominating colours. [details]

Length Up to 500 mm mantle length, and 12 kg in weight. [details]
 



LanguageName 
Chinese Wu-Zéi-Kē  [details]
Dutch zeekatteninktvissen  [details]
English Cuttlefishes  [details]
French Seiches  [details]
Japanese コウイカ科  [details]
Spanish SepiasJíbiasChoquitosChocos  [details]