SepiellaKatharina M. Mangold (1922-2003) and Richard E. Young
- Sepiella ornata
- Sepiella cyanea
- Sepiella inermis
- Sepiella japonica
- Sepiella ocellata
- Sepiella weberi
The most distinctive feature of the genus is the presence of a large subcutaneous gland that opens by a pore at the posterior end of the mantle between the fins.
A sepiid ...
- with a pore posteriorly between fins.
- Funnel component of locking apparatus with pit-like depression at midpoint of groove.
- Duct from large gland beneath skin on posterodorsal mantle opens posteriorly between fins.
- Cuttlebone length approximately equal to mantle length.
- Cuttlebone with posterior spine between fins absent.
The function of the secretion from the posterior gland is unknown.
Adam, W. and W. J. Rees. 1966. A review of the cephalopod family Sepiidae. Sci. Rep. John Murray Exped. 11: 1-165.
Khromov, D. N., C. C. Lu, A. Guerra, Zh. Dong and S. v. Boletzky. 1998. A synopsis of Sepiidae outside Australian waters. Smithson. Contr. Zool., 586: 77-156.
Lu, C. C. A synopsis of Sepiidae in Australian waters. 1998. Smithson. Contr. Zool., 586:159-190.
Roeleveld, M.A. 1972. A Review of the Sepiidae (Cephalopoda) of Southern Africa. Annals of the South African Museum, 59(10):193-313.
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