Sepia rouxii   d'Orbigny  (Cuttlefish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cephalopoda

Shell bears a well defined, but broad and shallow median groove along the ventral surface which extends forwards from near the posterior extremity; the calcareous part is thickest at about the point where the furrow terminates in front, but it is widest at about the level of the middle of the shell. The horny crest is very large and extensive, enclosing a deep but much flattened pocket between itself and the shell; the rostrum is well developed and curved upwards; the dorsal surface coarsely granular and bears three indistinct longitudinal ridges narrowly diverging from the posterior extremity.

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• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Satyamurti, ST (1956) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar II.- Scaphopoda, Pelecypoda and Cephalopoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 202 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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