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Family: Sepiolidae bobtail squids (See list of species below)

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66 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Austrorossia antillensis
[Antilles bobtail]


Austrorossia australis
[big bottom bobtail squid]


Austrorossia bipapillata
[big-eyed bobtail squid]
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Austrorossia enigmatica
[]
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Austrorossia mastigophora
[whip-bearing bobtail]
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Choneteuthis tongaensis
[]
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Euprymna albatrossae
[]


Euprymna berryi
[double-ear bobtail]
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Euprymna hoylei
[]
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Euprymna hyllebergi
[]
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Euprymna megaspadicea
[]


Euprymna morsei
[Mimika bobtail squid]
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Euprymna penares
[]
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Euprymna phenax
[]
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Euprymna schneehageni
[]
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Euprymna scolopes
[Hawaiian bobtail squid]
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Euprymna stenodactyla
[]


Euprymna tasmanica
[southern bobtail squid]
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Heteroteuthis dagamensis
[]


Heteroteuthis dispar
[odd bobtail]
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Heteroteuthis ryukyuensis
[]
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Heteroteuthis serventyi
[]


Heteroteuthis weberi
[stumpy bobtail squid]
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Inioteuthis capensis
[]
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Inioteuthis japonica
[]
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Inioteuthis maculosa
[bobtail squid]
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Iridoteuthis iris
[]
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Iridoteuthis maoria
[]
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Nectoteuthis pourtalesi
[mickey mouse squid]


Neorossia caroli
[Carol bobtail]
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Neorossia leptodons
[]
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Rondeletiola capensis
[]


Rondeletiola minor
[lentil bobtail squid]
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Rossia brachyura
[]
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Rossia bullisi
[bully bobtail]
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Rossia glaucopis
[]


Rossia macrosoma
[stout bobtail]
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Rossia megaptera
[big-fin bobtail squid]
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Rossia moelleri
[]
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Rossia mollicella
[]


Rossia pacifica
[North Pacific bobtail]
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Rossia palpebrosa
[warty bobtail squid]


Rossia tortugaensis
[Tortuga bobtail]


Semirossia equalis
[greater shining bobtail]
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Semirossia patagonica
[little Patagonian globe]


Semirossia tenera
[lesser shining bobtail]


Sepietta neglecta
[]


Sepietta obscura
[]


Sepietta oweniana
[common bobtail squid]
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Sepietta petersi
[]


Sepiola affinis
[]


Sepiola atlantica
[Atlantic bobtail]
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Sepiola aurantiaca
[golden bobtail squid]


Sepiola birostrata
[butterfly bobtail]


Sepiola intermedia
[intermediate bobtail squid]
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Sepiola knudseni
[Knudsen's bobtail squid]


Sepiola ligulata
[]


Sepiola parva
[spotty bobtail squid]
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Sepiola pfefferi
[]


Sepiola robusta
[]


Sepiola rondeletii
[dwarf bobtail squid]
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Sepiola rossiaeformis
[]


Sepiola steenstrupiana
[]


Sepiola trirostrata
[knobby bobtail squid]


Sepiolina nipponensis
[Japanese bobtail]


Stoloteuthis leucoptera
[butterfly bob tail]
66 Species of Family Sepiolidae
(bobtail squids)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Austrorossia antillensis Antilles bobtail Northwest Atlantic (Ref. 9 ML
Austrorossia australis big bottom bobtail squid Indo-West Pacific 6.3 ML
Austrorossia bipapillata big-eyed bobtail squid Western Pacific 5.7 ML
Austrorossia enigmatica Southeast Atlantic 2.7 ML
Austrorossia mastigophora whip-bearing bobtail Eastern Central Atlantic; 4.6 ML
Choneteuthis tongaensis Eastern Central Pacific
Euprymna albatrossae Western Central Pacific 2.4 ML
Euprymna berryi double-ear bobtail Indo-West Pacific 5 ML
Euprymna hoylei Indo-West Pacific
Euprymna hyllebergi Eastern Indian Ocean 3.5 ML
Euprymna megaspadicea Northwest Pacific
Euprymna morsei Mimika bobtail squid Indo-West Pacific 4 ML
Euprymna penares Indo-Pacific.
Euprymna phenax Western Pacific 1.1 ML
Euprymna schneehageni Western Central Pacific.
Euprymna scolopes Hawaiian bobtail squid Eastern Central Pacific 3 ML
Euprymna stenodactyla Indo-Pacific
Euprymna tasmanica southern bobtail squid Indo-West Pacific 4 ML
Heteroteuthis dagamensis Southeast Atlantic and We
Heteroteuthis dispar odd bobtail Atlantic, Mediterranean, 2.5 ML
Heteroteuthis ryukyuensis Northwest Pacific
Heteroteuthis serventyi Indo-Pacific. 3 ML
Heteroteuthis weberi stumpy bobtail squid Indo-West Pacific
Inioteuthis capensis Southeast Atlantic
Inioteuthis japonica Northwest Pacific 2 ML
Inioteuthis maculosa bobtail squid Indo-West Pacific 1.4 ML
Iridoteuthis iris Central Pacific 2.8 ML
Iridoteuthis maoria Southern Pacific.
Nectoteuthis pourtalesi mickey mouse squid Western Atlantic
Neorossia caroli Carol bobtail Atlantic Ocean and the Me 8.3 ML
Neorossia leptodons Indo-West Pacific 7.75 ML
Rondeletiola capensis Mediterranean Sea and the
Rondeletiola minor lentil bobtail squid Eastern Atlantic and the 2.3 ML
Rossia brachyura Western Central Atlantic
Rossia bullisi bully bobtail Western Atlantic 4.5 ML
Rossia glaucopis Southeast Pacific, Northe
Rossia macrosoma stout bobtail Eastern Atlantic and the 8.5 ML
Rossia megaptera big-fin bobtail squid Western Atlantic 4 ML
Rossia moelleri Northern Atlantic and the
Rossia mollicella Northwest Pacific 3.6 ML
Rossia pacifica North Pacific bobtail Pacific Ocean and the Arc 8 ML
Rossia palpebrosa warty bobtail squid Atlantic Ocean 4.5 ML
Rossia tortugaensis Tortuga bobtail Western Atlantic 5 ML
Semirossia equalis greater shining bobtail Western Atlantic 5 ML
Semirossia patagonica little Patagonian globe Southwest Atlantic and So
Semirossia tenera lesser shining bobtail Atlantic Ocean and the Ar 5 ML
Sepietta neglecta Eastern Atlantic and the 3.3 ML
Sepietta obscura Northeast Atlantic and th 3 ML
Sepietta oweniana common bobtail squid Eastern Atlantic, the Med 5 ML
Sepietta petersi Northeast Atlantic and th
Sepiola affinis Mediterranean Sea 2.5 ML
Sepiola atlantica Atlantic bobtail Eastern Atlantic and the 2.1 ML
Sepiola aurantiaca golden bobtail squid Northeast Atlantic and th 2 ML
Sepiola birostrata butterfly bobtail Western Pacific 2.2 ML
Sepiola intermedia intermediate bobtail squid Mediterranean Sea. 2.8 ML
Sepiola knudseni Knudsen's bobtail squid Eastern Central Atlantic 1.8 ML
Sepiola ligulata Mediterranean Sea. 2.5 ML
Sepiola parva spotty bobtail squid Western Pacific 1 ML
Sepiola pfefferi Northeast Atlantic 1.2 ML
Sepiola robusta Mediterranean Sea. 2.8 ML
Sepiola rondeletii dwarf bobtail squid Eastern Atlantic, Mediter 6 ML
Sepiola rossiaeformis Indo-Pacific. 0.06 ML
Sepiola steenstrupiana Mediterranean and Black S 3 ML
Sepiola trirostrata knobby bobtail squid Western Central Pacific 1.25 ML
Sepiolina nipponensis Japanese bobtail Western Pacific 2.5 ML
Stoloteuthis leucoptera butterfly bob tail Southwest Pacific, Amphi- 1.7 ML



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