Sepiola atlantica, copyright Mick Otten.

Belongs within: Neocoleoidea.

The Sepiolidae, bobtail squid, are a group of small (1–10 cm long) cephalopods with a broad body, round posterior mantle and ear-like fins. They bear a funnel locking-apparatus with a single depression (Young 1996).

| i. s.: Austrorossia australis (Berry 1918)MG-H11
| |--Sepiolina nipponensis (Berry 1911)BRW98, MG-H11
| |--NectoteuthisBRW98
| |--IridoteuthisBRW98
| |--StoloteuthisBRW98
| `--HeteroteuthisGO06
| |--H. hawaiiensisGO06
| `--H. serventyi Allan 1945BRW98
| |--NeorossiaBRW98
| | |--N. caroliBRW98
| | `--N. leptodons Reid 1991BRW98
| `--RossiaGO06
| |--R. australis Berry 1918BRW98
| |--R. caroliPP64
| |--R. macrosomaPP64
| |--R. pacificaBRW98
| `--R. palpebrosaGO06
|--Sepietta owenianaYVD98
|--Rondeletiola minorBRW98, NN03
| |--S. affinisGO06
| |--S. atlanticaNN03
| |--S. birostrataV62
| |--S. intermediaNN03
| |--S. ligulataNN03
| |--S. robustaNN03
| |--S. rondeletiNN03
| |--S. sepiola (Linnaeus 1758)G20, L58 [=Sepia sepiolaG20]
| `--S. trirostrata Voss 1962V62
|--E. albatrossae Voss 1962V62
|--E. berryiNN03
|--E. hoylei Adam 1986BRW98
|--E. hyllebergiNN03
|--E. morseiNN03
|--E. phenax Voss 1962V62
|--E. scolopesDH08
|--E. stenodactyla [=Inioteuthis stenodactyla]BRW98
`--E. tasmanica (Pfeffer 1884) [=Sepiola tasmanica, Inioteuthis tasmanica]BRW98

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BRW98] Beesley, P. L., G. J. B. Ross & A. Wells (eds) 1998. Fauna of Australia vol. 5. Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Part A. Australian Biological Resources Study: Canberra.

[DH08] Dunn, C. W., A. Hejnol, D. Q. Matus, K. Pang, W. E. Browne, S. A. Smith, E. Seaver, G. W. Rouse, M. Obst, G. D. Edgecombe, M. V. Sørensen, S. H. D. Haddock, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, A. Okusu, R. M. Kristensen, W. C. Wheeler, M. Q. Martindale & G. Giribet. 2008. Broad phylogenomic sampling improves resolution of the animal tree of life. Nature 452: 745–749.

[GO06] Giribet, G., A. Okusu, A. R. Lindgren, S. W. Huff, M. Schrödl & M. K. Nishiguchi. 2006. Evidence for a clade composed of molluscs with serially repeated structures: monoplacophorans are related to chitons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 103 (20): 7723–7728.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis revised 10th ed. vol. 1. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

[NN03] Nishiguchi, M. K., & V. S. Nair. 2003. Evolution of symbiosis in the Vibrionaceae: a combined approach using molecules and physiology. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53: 2019–2026.

[PP64] Peres, J. M., & J. Picard. 1964. Nouveau manuel de bionomie benthique de la mer Mediterranee. Recueil des Travaux de la Station Marine d’Endoume, Bulletin 31 (27): 5–137.

[V62] Voss, G. L. 1962. Six new species and two new subspecies of cephalopods from the Philippine Islands. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 75: 169–176.

[YVD98] Young, R. E., M. Vecchione & D. T. Donovan. 1998. The evolution of coleoid cephalopods and their present biodiversity and ecology. South African Journal of Marine Science 20: 393–420.

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