Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Sepia Linnaeus, 1758


Excluded Taxa


SEPIIDAE: Sepia capensis d'Orbigny, 1845 — Adam, W. & Rees, W.J. 1966. A review of the cephalopod family Sepiidae. Scientific Reports of the John Murray Expedition 11: 1-165




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Cosmopolitan, excluding waters around the Americas and the polar regions.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
16-Jun-2022 CEPHALOPODA 15-May-2023 MODIFIED
12-Nov-2013 SEPIIDA 15-May-2023 MODIFIED Dr Julian Finn (NMV)
15-May-2023 MODIFIED