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Sepia pharaonis Pharaoh Cuttlefish

Sepia pharaonisis commonly referred to as Pharaoh Cuttlefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 10000 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
2874 
AphiaID:
181376 
Scientific:
Sepia pharaonis 
German:
Pharao-Sepia 
English:
Pharaoh Cuttlefish 
Category:
Cephalopoda 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Sepiida (Order) > Sepiidae (Family) > Sepia (Genus) > pharaonis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Ehrenberg, 1831 
Occurrence:
Australia, Japan, Red Sea, Somalia, the Andaman Sea, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
up to 17.72" (45 cm) 
Temperature:
59 °F - 82.4 °F (15°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Clam meat, Clams, Crabs, Fish (little fishes), Schrimps, Sepia, Shrimps, Snails, Worms 
Tank:
2199.78 gal (~ 10000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2009-08-08 10:10:12 

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This cuttlefish lives in warm water (27-30°C) and is fast growing. They mate and spawn at 110 days and their life span is 240 days. They lay about 1500 eggs which take 14 days to develop at 28°C. Males are larger than females

External links

  1. Weichtiere.at (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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