SepiolidaMichael Vecchione and Richard E. Young
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Members of the Sepiolida are short (mostly 2-8 cm ML), broad cephalopods with a rounded posterior mantle.
A sepioid ...
- with a short, rounded body.
- without a cuttlebone.
- Eye pore outside of ventral eyelid.
- Dorsal margin fused to, or free, from head.
- Ventral mantle adductor present.
- Fins broad (length ca. less than two times, usually equal to, individual fin width).
- Posterior attachment of fins broadly separated from each other.
- Shell a thin or rudimentary gladius or absent.
Figure. Ventral view of mantle cavity of Rossia sp., preserved. Arrow points to the cut surface of the ventral mantle adductor where it had attached to the ventral mantle wall. Anteriorly the adductor muscles pass to either side of the intestine. Photograph by R. Young.
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- First online 21 August 2004
- Content changed 26 March 2019
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Vecchione, Michael and Richard E. Young. 2019. Sepiolida http://tolweb.org/Sepiolida/23872/2019.03.26 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 26 March 2019 (under construction).