Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Sepia gibba occurs in the Red Sea (Reid et al. 2005). Its depth range is unknown but Reid et al. (2005) report it in very shallow waters (1 m).
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Ecology

Habitat

coral reefs
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species attains a mantle length of up to 100 mm (Reid et al. 2005). It is associated with coral reefs in the Red Sea where it hides amongst the spines of venomous urchins (Diadema sp.) at night (Nesis 1987).

Systems
  • Marine
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Sepia gibba

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.

ACTTTATATTTTATTTTTGGTATTTGATCTGGTTTACTAGGAACATCATTA---AGACTAATAATTCGTAGAGAATTAGGTAAACCTGGAACCTTATTAAATGAT---GATCAACTATATAATGTCATAGTGACAGCACACGGATTTATTATAATTTTCTTTCTAGTCATACCAATTATAATTGGAGGGTTTGGTAATTGATTAGTACCTTTAATA---TTAGGTGCCCCCGATATAGCATTTCCACGTATAAATAATATAAGATTCTGATTATTACCACCTTCATTAACTTTACTTTTATCATCTTCTGCAGTAGAAAGAGGTGCAGGTACAGGATGAACTGTTTATCCACCTTTATCTAGTAACCTTTCACATGCAGGACCTTCAGTAGATTTA---GCTATTTTCTCCCTTCATTTAGCAGGAGTTTCCTCAATTCTAGGTGCAATTAATTTTATTACAACAATCTTAAATATACGATGAGAAGGCTTACAAATAGAACGATTACCTTTATTTGCATGATCTGTATTCATTACAGCTATTTTATTACTTTTATCTCTACCTGTATTAGCCGGA---GCTATTACAATATTATTAACAGACCGAAATTTTAATACTACTTTTTTTGATCCAAGTGGTGGCGGAGATCCTATTTTATATCAACATTTA------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TTT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sepia gibba

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
Sepia gibba has been assessed as Data Deficient as almost nothing is known about this species. The suggestion that it occurs in very shallow water and its limited distribution within the Red Sea mean it might be particularly susceptible to development and other anthropogenic impacts. Further research is recommended before an accurate assessment of this species can be carried out.
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Population

Population
The population size of this species is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Ocean acidification caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is potentially a threat to all cuttlefish. Studies have shown that under high pCO2 concentrations, cuttlefishes actually lay down a denser cuttlebone which is likely to negatively affect buoyancy regulation (Gutowska et al. 2010).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is associated with Coral Reefs in the Red Sea and monitoring of this habitat is necessary. Further research is recommended regarding the population trends, distribution, life history traits and threats impacting this species.
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Wikipedia

Sepia gibba

Sepia gibba is a species of cuttlefish native to the Red Sea. The depth range of S. gibba is unknown, although it is at least as shallow as 1 m.[1]

S. gibba grows to a mantle length of 100 mm.[1]

The type specimen was collected in the Red Sea and is deposited at the Zoologisches Museum in Berlin.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Reid, A., P. Jereb, & C.F.E. Roper 2005. Family Sepiidae. In: P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper, eds. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. Rome, FAO. pp. 57–152.
  2. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda
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