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Order Cephalopoda
Family Sepiidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc with relatively thick mantle, globose, and somewhat dorsoventrally crushed. Arms with two rows of suckers. Cuttlebone narrow and without spine at the end. Brown color, without drawings on the back. White belly. Up to 10 cm of mantle length (not including head, arms and tentacles).

FAO code
Sepia elegans
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
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International denominations
China 华美乌贼
Italy Seppietta
Portugal Choco
United Kingdom Cuttlefish
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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