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Sepietta Naef, 1912

Michael Vecchione and Richard E. Young
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Containing group: Sepiolinae

Introduction

Diagnosis

A sepiolin ...

Characteristics

  1. Arms
    1. Arm suckers in two series.
    2. Hectocotylus with 3-4 basal suckers followed by a copulatory apparatus with 3-4 tubercules; distally arm with spoon-like widening.
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      Figure. Ventral view of arms I of species of Sepietta , mature males. Left - S. petersi. Middle - S. oweniana. Right - S. neglecta. Drawings from Naef (1921-23).

  2. Tentacles
    1. Tentacular club with suckers in 16-32 series.

  3. Photophores.
    1. Photophores absent.

  4. Gladius
    1. Gladius weakly developed ("... a very delicate, colorless thread ... which is difficult to find." Naef, 1921-23.)

Distribution

Eastern Atlantic Ocean from southern Norway to Mediterranean Sea and near Madeira (Nesis, 1982/1987). The are found at depth from 3-400 m in the Mediterranean Sea (Naef, 1921-23).

References

Naef, A. 1921-1923. Die Cephalopoden. Fauna e Flora del Golfo di Napoli, Monographie 35, Vol I, Parts I and II, Systematik, pp 1-863.

Nesis, K. N. 1982/87. Abridged key to the cephalopod mollusks of the world's ocean. 385+ii pp. Light and Food Industry Publishing House, Moscow. (In Russian.). Translated into English by B. S. Levitov, ed. by L. A. Burgess (1987), Cephalopods of the world. T. F. H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ, 351pp.

Title Illustrations
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Scientific Name Sepietta oweniana
Location Mediterranean Sea
Reference Naef, A. 1921-1923. Die Cephalopoden. Fauna e Flora del Golfo di Napoli, Monographie 35, Vol I, Parts I and II, Systematik, pp 1-863.
Life Cycle Stage Adult
View Dorsal
Size 27 mm, 29 mm ML
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University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

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