Category of Organisms Marine Molluscs
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum/Division Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Order Sepiida
Family Sepiidae
Genus Sepia
Species aculeata
Binomial Name
Sepia aculeata
Author Van Hasselt, 1835
Common Name Needle cuttlefish
Local Name  
Size Range
Body and shell to 23 cm
Mature animals gather on the continental shelf, then move inshore to spawn in 5-20 m of water.
This cuttlefish important commercial species harvested using trawls in India, and seines and setnets in Hong Kong.
Endemic No
Found in Marine Park No
Found in Malaysia Yes
This cuttlefish is recognised by the three circular markings on the body, the rear one of which consists of a ring of white spots. it occurs in shallow tropical waters. the fourth left arms of the male is modified with much smaller suckers and a deep groove. The cuttlebone has a underneath the rear end.
Status in IUCN Red List Unknown
Status in CITES Species Database Unknown
CEPHALOPODS A WORLDS GUIDE by Mark Norman, published by Die Deutsche Bibliothek,2003, Page: 48
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