Sepiidae is a family of cephalopods in the order Sepiida.

Temporal range: Miocene – Recent[1][2]
Sepia sp.
Metasepia pfefferi 1.jpg
Metasepia pfefferi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Suborder: Sepiina
Family: Sepiidae
Leach, 1817
Genera and subgenera


The species listed above with an asterisk (*) are questionable and need further study to determine if they are a valid species or a synonym. The question mark (?) indicates questionable placement within the genus.


  1. ^ Whiteaves, J.F. 1897. On some remains of a Sepia-like cuttle-fish from the Cretaceous rocks of the South Saskatchewan. The Canadian Record of Science 7: 459–462.
  2. ^ Hewitt, R.; Pedley, H. M. (1978). "The preservation of the shells of Sepia in the middle Miocene of Malta". Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. 89 (3): 227–237. doi:10.1016/S0016-7878(78)80013-3.
  3. ^ Neethiselvan, N. & V.K. Venkataramani 2010. "A New Species of Cuttlefish, Sepia vecchioni (Cephalopoda, Sepiidae) from Colachal Coast, South India".[permanent dead link] Journal of American Science 6(4): 12–21.

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