Cuttlefish

Order: 
Cephalopoda
Family: 
Sepiidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc with an oblong mantle. Long and slender tentacular club. Hectocotolized left ventral arm with 3 rows of normal sized suction cups, 5 or 6 rows of small suction cups and normal size suction cups at the end. Color: light brown. The arms 1 and 3 have a longitudinal orange-red pigmented fringe along their aboral surfaces.

International Designations

France: 
Seiche aiguille
Italy: 
Seppia indopacifica
Portugal: 
Choco
UK: 
Cuttlefish
China: 
目乌贼
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
Gillnets
Pots traps
FAO code: 
EJA
Scientific name: 
Sepia aculeata
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC