Animal Species:Magnificent Cuttlefish – Sepia opipara (Iredale, 1926)
The cuttlebone is elongate oval, about twice as long as broad. There is a long, pointed spine present, and v-shaped striations.
Up to 15 cm mantle length
The Magnificent Cuttlefish is found in Southern Indo-Pacific waters; from Shark Bay, Western Australia around to southern Queensland.
Distribution by collection data
Sepia opipara has a known depth range from 83 to 184 metres.
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