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    Sepiola aurantiaca
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    Sepiola aurantiaca, also known as the golden bobtail squid, is a rare species of bobtail squid native to the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. It ranges from southern Norway to the western Mediterranean Sea. S. aurantiaca occurs on the outer continental shelf and in the upper bathyal zone. The depth range of this species is possibly from 200 to 400 m.[4]

    Both sexes of S. aurantiaca grow to 20 mm in mantle length.[4]

    The type specimen was collected in the Tyrrhenian Sea and is deposited at the Stazione Zoologica in Naples.[5]


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    2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Sepiola aurantiaca Jatta, 1896". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
    3. ^ Jaeckel, S.G.A. 1958. "Cephalopoden Die Tierwelt der Nord- und Ostsee". Lief., 37, Teil 9 bz, Akademische Verlag.
    4. ^ a b Reid, A. & P. Jereb 2005. Family Sepiolidae. 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. 153–203.
    5. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda


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    demersal, shelf to slope
    provided by World Register of Marine Species
    Outer shelf and upper bathyal


    Depth range
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    200 to 400 m.