Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs off the continental shelf and upper slope throughout the Mediterranean Sea (Reid and Jereb 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

shelf
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species has a wide depth distribution (26 to 498 m in depth) and occurs on the outer continental shelf. Males guard females during courtship and mating (Reid and Jereb 2005). Members of the subfamily Sepiolinae are bottom living species that typically bury in soft sediments during the day, and emerge at night to feed (Norman 2003).

Systems
  • Marine
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Sepiola robusta

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

ACTTTATACTTTATTTTTGGTATTTGATCCGGATTACTCGGAACTTCACTAAGTTTAATAATTCGGACTGAGTTAGGTAAGCCCGGCTCATTATTAAATGAT---GACCAATTGTATAATGTAGTAGTAACTGCACATGGTTTTATTATAATTTTTTTCTTAGTTATACCTATTATAATTGGGGGTTTTGGAAATTGATTAGTCCCTTTAATATTAGGGGCCCCTGACATAGCTTTCCCCCGAATAAATAATATAAGATTTTGACTATTACCCCCCTCCCTAACTTTACTTTTAGCTTCCTCAGCTGTGGAAAGGGGAGCAGGTACAGGTTGAACAGTATACCCCCCCTTATCTAGGAATATCTCACATGCGGGACCCTCAGTCGATTTAGCTATCTTTTCCCTTCATTTAGCTGGTGTTTCATCAATTTTAGGGGCTATTAATTTTATCACAACCATTATAAATATACGATGAGAGGGATTGCAAATAGAACGACTACCTTTATTCGTATGATCCGTTTTTATTACTGCTATTTTGTTATTATTATCCTTACCCGTATTAGCTGGTGCAATTACAATACTATTAACTGATCGAAATTTTAATACAACCTTTTTTGACCCTAGTGGGGGAGGGGATCCTATTTTATACCAGCATCTCTTT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sepiola robusta

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Barratt, I. & Allcock, L.

Reviewer/s
Reid, A., Rogers, Alex & Bohm, M.

Contributor/s
Herdson, R. & Duncan, C.

Justification
Sepiola robusta has been assessed as Data Deficient as it is caught locally for food in the Mediterranean Sea where it is endemic but little information is available as to catch statistics (as the species is not reported separately).
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Population

Population
The population size of this species is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is often caught in low numbers by local trawlers (Reid and Jereb 2005).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Research is required into trends in population size and the impacts of harvesting.
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