Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Sepia apama
- Plate Number: 189
- Media: Lithographic proof - Lithographic ink and pencil on paper
- Artist: John James Wild
- Lithographer: John James Wild
Transcript from the Prodromus of Zoology
Plates 188-190. The Large Melbourne Sepia or Cuttle-fish, Sepia apama (now known as the Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Sepia apama)
This is the largest and commonest species of Sepia on our coasts, and its internal dorsal shell or "Cuttle-fish Bone" is abundant on the shores everywhere in the Colony, although it has not been figured before.