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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Cephalopoda (class)  »  Sepiida (order)  »  Sepiidae (family)

CAAB Code: 23 607008 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Sepia pharaonis    Ehrenberg, 1831
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups
Family: Sepiidae (cuttlefish) - show full list
Common Name: pharaoh cuttlefish

Occurrence locations [142] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records.
Common Names List: pharaoh's cuttlefish
pharaoh cuttlefish
Organism Type: a cuttlefish
Taxon Notes:This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 610001 (FISHLIST 610001).
Scientific Name Notes:Sepia pharonis s.l. is a widespread taxon known from the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean to the Western Pacific. Recent morphological and molecular studies have shown it to most likely be a species complex, and the group is in urgent need of review.
Parent Codes: 23 607901     Sepia spp.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
ITIS (USA) 556117
View at ITIS
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
South Pacific (Fiji etc.)
Tropical Indo-Pacific (countries N/NE Australia)
Indian Ocean (non coastal)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Reid, A.L. Jereb, P. Roper, C.F.E., 2005. Cuttlefishes. Family Sepiidae. In: Jereb, P. Roper, C.F.E., Editors, Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae).. FAO Species Catalogue for Fisheries Purposes., No. 4, Vol. 1: 57-152. FAO, Rome 262pp.
Scientific Name
verified against
Anderson, F.E. Engelke, R. Jarrett, K. Valinassab, T. Mohamed, K.S. Asokan, P.K. Zacharia, P.U. Nootmorn, P. Chotiyaputta, C. Dunning, M., 2011. Phylogeny of the Sepia pharonis species complex (Cephalopoda: Sepiida) based on analyses of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data., Journal of Molluscan Studies, Vol. 77(1): 65-75. . doi:10.1093/mollus/eyq034

Record details

Record entered on 1-Jan-1997 00:00 by Gordon Yearsley, CSIRO Taxonomy Group - FRDC project
Record modified on 7-Oct-2019 08:07 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update distribution
Modification history:
01-OCT-1999: Code updated from interim to new systematic code (Tony Rees)
05-OCT-1999: Marketing name added (Tony Rees)
08-FEB-2001: add FAO name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
20-DEC-2010: add taxon note (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
20-DEC-2010: add taxon note (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
13-AUG-2012: updated (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
07-OCT-2019: update distribution (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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