Sepia adami 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Cephalopoda Sepioloida Sepiidae

Scientific Name: Sepia adami
Species Authority: Roeleveld, 1972
Taxonomic Notes: Only known from the type locality (Reid et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2009-03-23
Assessor(s): Barratt, I. & Allcock, L.
Reviewer(s): Reid, A., Rogers, Alex & Bohm, M.
Contributor(s): Herdson, R. & Duncan, C.
Sepia adami is assessed as Data Deficient because it is only known from the type locality.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from its type locality which is Cape Natal, South Africa (Reid et al. 2005).
Countries occurrence:
South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western
Lower depth limit (metres): 99
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Population [top]

Population: The population size of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The mantle length of females reach up to 59 mm (Reid et al. 2005).
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is of no current interest to fisheries (Reid et al. 2005).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Ocean acidification caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is potentially a threat to all cuttlefish. Studies have shown that under high pCO2 concentrations, cuttlefishes actually lay down a denser cuttlebone which is likely to negatively affect buoyancy regulation (Gutowska et al. 2010).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Basic research is required on this species to elucidate its distribution, population size and life history characteristics.

Citation: Barratt, I. & Allcock, L. 2012. Sepia adami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T162615A928715. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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