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Sepioteuthis lessoniana (bigfin reef squid)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Sepioteuthis lessoniana, commonly known as the bigfin reef squid or oval squid, is a commercially important species of loliginid squid. It is one of the three currently recognized species belonging to the genus Sepioteuthis. Studies in 1993, however, have indicated that bigfin reef squids may comprise a cryptic species complex. The species is likely to include several very similar and closely related species.
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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Spratelloides robustus (Blue sardine)[1]

Predators

Orcaella heinsohni (Australian snubfin dolphin)[2]
Sphyraena qenie (Blackfin barracuda)[1]
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)[3]
Tursiops aduncus (Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Dicyema orientale[4]

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
2Parra, G. J. and Jedensjo╠ł, M. (2009) Feeding habits of Australian Snubfin (Orcaella heinsohni) and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis). Project Report to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townvsille and Reef & Rainforest Research Centre LImitred, Cairns (22pp.).
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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