Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Sepia cultrata Hoyle, 1885

Knifebone Cuttlefish

Compiler and date details

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




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

Extra Distribution Information

Southern Australia from southern Queensland, 26º35'S 153º45'E, south west to Western Australia, Houtman Abrolhos, 28º49'S 114º04'E, including Tasmania. Depth range 132-803 m.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: continental shelf.


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 01-Nov-2013 MODIFIED Dr Julian Finn (NMV)
12-Feb-2010 (import)