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Sepia burnupi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA CEPHALOPODA SEPIOLOIDA SEPIIDAE

Scientific Name: Sepia burnupi
Species Authority: Hoyle, 1904

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.
Justification:
Sepia burnupi has been assessed as Data Deficient as it is rarely caught and consequently little is known about it. Further research is required before an accurate assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Sepia burnupi has a geographic range from Port Elizabeth in South Africa northwards along the east coast of Africa to southern Mozambique (Reid et al. 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Mozambique; South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Atlantic – southeast; Indian Ocean – western
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Population [top]

Population: The population size of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a rarely caught species (Reid et al. 2005). Its mantle length reaches up to 90 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 burnupi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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