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Leach, 1817

Family characters
Inner shell reduced to chitinous gladius or absent. Mantle short, broad and sac-like. Body rounded; fins paired, large, round, lateral, not extending whole length of body, not meeting posteriorly. Mantle-funnel locking cartilage is simple and straight. Male with left, or both left and right, dorsal hectocotylous arm.
[After Lu et al. in Sweeney et al., 1992 ]

The following species of this family occur in the region:

Rossia macrosoma
Rossia palpebrosa
Sepietta neglecta
Sepietta oweniana
Sepiola atlantica
Sepiola aurantiaca

Family Sepiolidae