Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Sepia apama Gray, 1849

Giant Cuttlefish

Compiler and date details

2012 - Updated by Julian Finn, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Southern Australia from Moreton Bay 27º25'S, 153º20'E, possibly as far north as Shoalwater Bay, Queensland (22º30'S) to Point Cloates, Western Australia (22º43'S, 11º40'E). Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Depth range 1-100 m.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors



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)
12-Nov-2013 SEPIIDA 03-Sep-2013 MODIFIED Dr Julian Finn (NMV)
12-Feb-2010 (import)