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Sepia officinalis Linnaeus, 1758 (Common Cuttlefish)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) Common Cuttlefish is common and breeds close to our shores. The dead shells "Cuttlefish Bones" are large (up to 30cm or more), pure white and have a rounded apex. They are often collected and offered to cage birds to sharpen their beaks.

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # photos Date Vice-county Country
Sepia officinalis Dead shell 16 16 17 Jun 2008 East Kent England
Sepia officinalis Dead shell 6 6 8 Jun 2009 South Devon England
Sepia officinalis Dead shell 4 4 11 Dec 2015 Dorset England

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to Sepia officinalis (Common Cuttlefish)

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(living things)
(slugs, snails, bivalves, octopus, sea slugs)
(octopuses, cuttlefishes and squids)
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