Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Sepia pharaonis Ehrenberg, 1831

Pharaoh Cuttlefish

Compiler and date details

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




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Northern Australia from Western Australia, Monte Bello Island, 20º26'S 115º37'E to at least Queensland, Townsville, 19º16'S 146º41'E including Gulf of Carpentaria. Depth range 5-130 m.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, predator.


Common Name References

Norman, M. 2000. Cephalopods, a world guide. Hakenheim : ConchBooks 320 pp. [71] (Pharaoh Cuttlefish)


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 04-Nov-2013 MODIFIED Dr Julian Finn (NMV)
19-Apr-2012 MODIFIED