Southern Calamari

Sepioteuthis australis Quoy & Gaimard, 1832

Moderate to large, muscular, cylindrical, free-swimming squid. Fins extend along the entire length of the body, combining to form a diamond shape. Colour patterns are generally yellow-green to orange and often include three or four dark bars across the upper or lower surfaces of body.

How to identify Sepioteuthis australis?

What habitats does Sepioteuthis australis live in?

Shallow inshore waters, often in sand habitats and seagrass meadows, usually to depth of 20 m

What is the distribution of Sepioteuthis australis?

New Zealand and southern Australia

How big does Sepioteuthis australis grow?

Mantle length to 40 cm, total length to 50 cm

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