Category of Organisms Marine Molluscs
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum/Division Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Order Sepiida
Family Sepiidae
Genus Sepia
Species pharaonis
Binomial Name
Sepia pharaonis
Author Ehrenberg, 1831
Common Name Tiger cuttlefish
Local Name  
Size Range
Body and shell to around 40cm
Environment/Habitat
 
Importance/Value
Cuttlefishes treated under this name are important fisheries species, highly prized for their firm flesh.
Resilience
 
Endemic No
Found in Marine Park No
Found in Malaysia Yes
Distribution
 
Morphology/Character
This species of large cuttlefish is primarily identified by the shiny bulbous sweling on the inner side of the base of the cuttlebone. The male is recognised by the zebra-like lines on the arms with larger regular white squares along the leading edges.
Biology
 
Miscellaneaous
 
Status in IUCN Red List Unknown
Status in CITES Species Database Unknown
Researcher(s)  
Reference(s)
CEPHALOPODS A WORLDS GUIDE by Mark Norman, published by Die Deutsche Bibliothek, Page: 71

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Collection Record