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Sepia officinalis

Linnaeus, 1758


Pasquale Isabella Sepia officinalis Canon 7D in Housing Nimar canon lens 100 mm 2 X Inon Z240 f/11 1/125 sec ISO 100 Capo Noli (SV)

Greotti Cesare BELLISSIMA! BRAVA BRAVA BRAVA

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 05 Nov 2013
Marco Gargiulo Sepia officinalis, night dive, Spiaggia Caterina, S.Agnello

Greotti Cesare BRAVO

Apnea Lnipozzuoli Scuolapnea mimmodome?

Marco Gargiulo 60 macro

Gabriella Luongo complimentissimi!!!!!!! :D

Giorgio Cavallaro http://www.uwphotographers.net/2011/11/marco-gargiulo-fotografo-e-biologo.html

Antonello Mercuri RIPRESA DA SOTTO…PRONTA PER LA PADELLA !!!!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 12 Nov 2013
Pasquale Isabella Sepia officinalis Canon 7D in Housing Nimar canon lens 100 mm 2 X Inon Z240 f/11 1/125 sec ISO 100 Capo Noli (SV)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 05 Nov 2013
Fabio Russo Deadly embrace! A cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) prey a shrimp (Palaemon sp) Nikon Coolpix 8400, iso 50, f 7,6, 1/60, +10 subsee macrolens, strobes ikelite ds 50 & Inon S2000 Night Dive In Sant'Agnello (Naples,Italy) Tirrenian Sea.

Giorgio Cavallaro http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/01/fotosub-fabio-russo.html

Message posted on UWphotographers on 22 Oct 2013
Ferdinando Meli Sepia officinalis - Nikon D50, 1/125, f16, two strobes.

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 23 May 2012
Alessandro Pagano Tribal mask (Sepia officinalis) Nikon F100-Igloo case-Nikon 105mmAFD-Velvia 50-1/250-f22-n.°2 SB-28

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Excellent!

Bloc Dixhuit bou-ou-ou !

Alessandro Pagano I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 26 Nov 2012
Andy Horton Cuttlefish tagging Sepia officinalis

Ferdinando Meli Sepia officinalis - Nikon D50, 1/125, f16, two strobes.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 May 2012
Penny Martin I think it is sepiola atlantica ?? seen in Orkney this morning.

Penny Martin Or is it just a "sepia" hatchling ??? can anyone advise please?

Cynthia D. Trowbridge not a clue...we do not have cuttlefish on our coast... I do admire it though :-)

David Wilson I don't think this is a Sepia officinalis hatchling as the ones I have seen resemble miniature adults, I caught a little one like this in a shrimp net in the Salcombe estuary many years ago. At the time I thought it was Sepiola atlantica.

Andy Horton http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Sepiola.html

Andy Horton Sepietta http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=4335

Darryl Mayer It is Sepiola atlantica aka Little Cuttlefish/Bobtail cuttlefish

Penny Martin or is it Sepietta oweniana?? How would one tell the differerence ? it definitely was showing blue bioluminescence .. see my other photos

Fabrizio Frixa Champion of mimicry Sepia officinalis Sepia Cyclops Islands Marine Protected Area Capomulini fraz. Acireale (CT) Depth 10m

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 13 Nov 2013
Fabrizio Frixa Champion of mimicry Sepia officinalis Sepia Cyclops Islands Marine Protected Area Capomulini fraz. Acireale (CT) Depth 10m

Message posted on UWphotographers on 13 Nov 2013
René Weterings “ Juvenile Sepia officinalis “ Eastern Scheldt, The Netherlands Camera: Olympus E-PL2 Housing: Olympus housing PT-EP03 Port: Macro port with 67mm thread Lens: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro Camera settings: f/18 1/180s ISO200 Strobes: Inon Z-240 + Inon D-2000 (both type 2)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 22 Aug 2013
René WeteringsSepia officinalis laying eggs “ Olympus E-PL2 with Olympus housing PT-EP03 ZEN WA-100 domeport Lens: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 @ 9mm Camera settings: f/5.6 1/80s ISO200 Strobes: Inon Z-240 + Inon D-2000 (both type 2)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 06 Jun 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Sepia officinalis Tokina 10-17 (at 17) Sesimbra - Portugal 20130525

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 25 May 2013
René Weterings “ Female Sepia officinalis laying her eggs.... “ Eastern Scheldt, The Netherlands Olympus E-PL2 with Olympus housing PT-EP03 ZEN WA-100 domeport Lens: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 @ 9mm Camera settings: f/5.6 1/40s ISO320 Strobes: Inon Z-240 + Inon D-2000 (both type 2)

Elly Jeurissen Prachtige foto!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 10 Jun 2013
René WeteringsSepia officinalis laying eggs “ Olympus E-PL2 with Olympus housing PT-EP03 ZEN WA-100 domeport Lens: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 @ 9mm Camera settings: f/5.6 1/80s ISO200 Strobes: Inon Z-240 + Inon D-2000 (both type 2)

Mike Ollefers Heel gaaf, vandaag nog geweest maar weinig zicht < 1 meter

John Paul Connor Nice picture

Sidemount Diving cool!!!!

Gino Symus Nice!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 06 Jun 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Sepia officinalis Tokina 10-17 (at 17) Sesimbra - Portugal 20130525

Message posted on UWphotographers on 25 May 2013
René Weterings “ Juvenile Sepia officinalis “ Eastern Scheldt, The Netherlands Camera: Olympus E-PL2 Housing: Olympus housing PT-EP03 Port: Macro port with 67mm thread Lens: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro Camera settings: f/18 1/180s ISO200 Strobes: Inon Z-240 + Inon D-2000 (both type 2)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 22 Aug 2013
Giuseppe Ferotti Sepia officinalis Palermo - Italy Apnea - Panasonic Lumix DMC FT3

Lalu Karsa Mst Great photo!!

Lala Rute Love the eyes, but careful he doesn't kiss you...

Message posted on UWphotographers on 25 Oct 2012
Giuseppe Ferotti Sepia officinalis Palermo (Italy). Apnea -3 metri Panasonic Lumix

Message posted on UWphotographers on 01 Nov 2012
Fabrizio Frixa Champion of mimicry Sepia officinalis Sepia Cyclops Islands Marine Protected Area Capomulini fraz. Acireale (CT) Depth 10m

Stuart Pearce The art of camouflage :)

Enzo Vadalà bella ! veramente bella !

Fabrizio Frixa Thanks Stuart ed Enzo.

Marie-therese Bertin super!!!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 13 Nov 2013
Becky Hitchin Anyone any ideas on these (presumably) egg cases? Found growing on a horse mussel about 15m, Scapa Flow

Bernard Picton I think they might be a cephalopod’s eggs. That shape with a pointed bit at the top looks like the eggs of Rossia or Sepia.

Becky Hitchin We were wondering cephalopod, they did look like white cuttlefish eggs. Dawn, not as flattened as dog whelk eggs, and less "definite" in shape

Becky Hitchin look like the ones here (half way down): http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Torpedo2004Nov.htm

Becky Hitchin Richard Lord, did you ever discover more about those cuttlefish eggs?

Peter H van Bragt Looks very much like cuttle fish spawn. When did you find them In the Dutch Eastern Scheldt we have an annual 2nd but very small Sepia run in the fall. Few approx one and hal year old Sepia's come to the coast and actually spawn. Eggs are often very small and don.t seem to develop succesfully.

Becky Hitchin Last weekend, Peter. So it would fit in with November records from others.

Richard Lord What is the size of these objects? Are they attached together or individually attached to the substrate?

Richard Lord Changed exposure in Photoshop and looks more like cuttlefish eggs than I thought originally but I doubt it is Sepia officinalis

Becky Hitchin It was pretty hard to tell details, Richard. But they must have been about 0.5-1cm. I'm really not sure about attachment, let me see if I can see on any other photo

Becky Hitchin Better shape, but can't see the attachment

Brendan Oonk Could they be Sepiola eggs?

Becky Hitchin Brendan Oonk - looks certainly possible: http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Sepiola.html http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Sepiola.html Joanne Porter!

Joanne Porter We have seen Sepiola in scapa so it's a possibility.

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 16 Nov 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Cephalopoda (Class)
      Coleoidea (Subclass)
        Decapodiformes (Infraclass)
          Sepiida (Order)
            Sepiidae (Family)
              Sepia (Genus)
                Sepia officinalis (Species)
Associated Species