Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Sepia
Family: Sepiidae (Mollusca/Cephalopoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
officinalis
NOTES

The body has pair of flat fins which undulate rapidly as it swims. The head has large eyes with a beaklike jaw in the centre, eight pairs of arms and two longer tentacles that can be retracted into the body. Eggs are attached to Zostera.


AUTHORITY
Linnaeus, 1758
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The adults are mottled brown above and white below. Pictures of adults courtesy of the Evans family
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Squid
Cuttlefish
Habitat
NOTES: Cuttlebones are often found on the river banks
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Food
Good eating
Bait
An excellent bait
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Sepia sinope



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