Category of Organisms Marine Molluscs
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum/Division Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Order Sepiida
Family Sepiidae
Genus Sepiella
Species inermis
Binomial Name
Sepiella inermis
Author Van Hasselt, 1835
Common Name Cuttlefish
Local Name  
Size Range
Body and shell to 13cm
Environment/Habitat
 
Importance/Value
 
Resilience
 
Endemic No
Found in Marine Park No
Found in Malaysia Yes
Distribution
 
Morphology/Character
Members of this genus have a special gland at the end of the body and a cuttlebone with a wide transparent flange and no spine. this species is recognised by the series of iridescent gold spots around the edge of the body at the base of the fins. the function of the liquid which comes out of the special gland is unknown.
Biology
It is more likely to play a defensive role than a sexual one as it is found in both sexes and all growth stages.

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. 2003 Page:89

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Collection Record