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Sepia apama Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Giant cuttlefish


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lexID:
4979 
AphiaID:
342111 
Scientific:
Sepia apama 
German:
Riesensepia 
English:
Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Giant Cuttlefish 
Category:
Cephalopoda 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Sepiida (Order) > Sepiidae (Family) > Sepia (Genus) > apama (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gray, 1849 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Australia, Bass Strait, New South Wales (Australia), Queensland (Australia), Western Australia, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
2 - 100 Meter 
Size:
19.69" - 39.37" (50cm - 100cm) 
Weight:
10,5 kg 
Temperature:
68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Schrimps 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-13 07:40:25 

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Gray, 1849

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Australia

Biology
One of the largest cuttlefishes. Also found in open trawl grounds.

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