WoRMS taxon details

Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797

140605  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140605)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Cuvier G.L. (1798). Tableau élementaire de l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux. Paris, Baudouin. xvi + 710 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/42906
page(s): 380 [details]   
Nomenclature ICZN opinion 233: specific name of type species of Octopus Cuvier, 1797  
Nomenclature ICZN opinion 233: specific name of type species of Octopus Cuvier, 1797 [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: Occurs primarily south of Cape Hatteras, but it is distributed as far north as Connecticut.  
Distribution Western Atlantic: Occurs primarily south of Cape Hatteras, but it is distributed as far north as Connecticut. [details]

Distribution circum-global  
Distribution circum-global [details]
MolluscaBase (2019). MolluscaBase. Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140605 on 2019-08-25
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original description Cuvier G.L. (1798). Tableau élementaire de l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux. Paris, Baudouin. xvi + 710 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/42906
page(s): 380 [details]   

original description  (of Octopus pilosus Risso, 1826) Risso, A. (1826-1827). Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l'Europe Méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes Maritimes. Paris, Levrault:. <em>.</em> 3(XVI): 1-480, 14 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/58984
page(s): 4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Octopus ruber Rafinesque, 1814) Rafinesque, C.S. (1814). Précis des découvertes et travaux somiologiques de Mr. C.S. Rafinesque-Schmaltz entre 1800 et 1814; ou choix raisonné de ses principales découvertes en zoologie et en botanique, pour servir d'introduction à ses ouvrages futurs. <em>Palerme.</em> 1-55., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/27701
page(s): 28 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Octopus cassiopea Gray, 1849) Gray, J.E. (1849). Catalogue of the Mollusca in the collection of the British Museum I: <i>Cephalopoda antepedia</i>. London: British Museum. 164 pages. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47563
page(s): 9 [details]   

original description  (of Octopus tuberculatus Blainville, 1826) Defrance J.L.M. (1804-1845). [Mineralogie et Geologie] In: <i>Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles dans lequel on traite méthodiquement des diffrents êtres de la nature (par plusieurs professeurs du Jardin du Roi ..., Georges Cuvier, ed.)</i>. Paris. Vol. 1-2 [1804]. Vol. 3-4 [1806]. Suppl. 1 [1816]. Vol. 5-9 [1817]. Vol. 10-12 [1818]. Vol. 13-15 [1819]. Vol. 16-17 [1820]. Vol. 18-22 [1821]. Vol. 23-25 [1822]. Vol. 26-29 [1823]Vol. 30-33 [1824]. Vol. 34-38 [1825]. Vol. 39-44 [1826]. Vol. 45-51 [1827]. Vol. 52-53 [1828]. Vol. 54 [1829]. Vol. 55-57 [1828]. Vol. 58-59 [1829]. Vol. 60 [1830]. Vol. 61 [1845]. , available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.42219
page(s): vol. 43, p. 187 [details]   

original description  (of Sepia octopus Gmelin, 1791) Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 13. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5
page(s): 3149 [details]   

original description  (of Sepia polypus Oken, 1815) Oken, L. (1815-1816). <em>Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte. Dritter Theil: Zoologie. Erste Abtheilung: Fleischlose Thiere.</em> Leipzig: C.H. Reclam & Jena: A. Schmid. xxviii + 842 pp. + xviii, 40 pls., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=Spo5AAAAcAAJ
page(s): 243 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Sepia rugosa Bosc, 1792) Bosc [L. A. G.] (1792). <i>Sepia rugosa</i>. <i>Actes de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris 1</i>: 24, Pl. 5
page(s): 24 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) City University of Hong Kong. (2013). Provision of Services for Species Identification and Data Analysis ofEpibenthic Organisms from Hong Kong Water. Final report. Environmental Protection Department. Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University [details]   

basis of record Norman M.D., Finn J.K. & Hochberg F.G. (2014). Family Octopodidae. pp. 36-215, in P. Jereb, C.F.E. Roper, M.D. Norman & J.K. Finn eds. <i>Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date</i>. Volume 3. Octopods and Vampire Squids. <em>FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes [Rome, FAO].</em> 4(3): 353 pp. 11 pls. [details]   

additional source Norman M.D. & Hochberg F.G. (2005) The current state of Octopus taxonomy. <i>Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin</i> 66:127–154. [details]   

additional source Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney & C.E. Nauen (1984). FAO Species catalogue. Vol 3. Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries. FAO Fish. Synop. (125), Vol 3: 277 p. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Nomenclature ICZN opinion 233: specific name of type species of Octopus Cuvier, 1797 [details]

From other sources
Authority Winkworth (1932), Jaeckel (1958) and Abbott (1974) mention "Lamarck, 1798" as authority. Other authors however mention "Cuvier, 1797" (McKay & Smith, 1979; Heppel & Smith, 1983). Until the original description is checked the first authors are followed. [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: Occurs primarily south of Cape Hatteras, but it is distributed as far north as Connecticut. [details]

Distribution circum-global [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Habitat coastal to shelf [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian tetëkëmbëshioktapodi i zakonshëmlikurishtja  [details]
Catalan pop verpop roquer  [details]
Czech chobotnice pobřežní  [details]
Danish almindelig ottearmet blæksprutte  [details]
Dutch kraakgewoone octopusgewone octopusgewone achtarmachtarm  [details]
English scuttlecommon octopuscommon European octopuscommon Atlantic octopus  [details]
Finnish meritursas  [details]
French poulpe de rochepoulpe communpoulpepieuvre communepieuvre  [details]
Galician polvo  [details]
German PolypKrakegewöhnlicher KrakeGemeiner Octopusgemeiner Krake  [details]
Hassaniyya azeiz  [details]
Italian polpo di scogliopolpo comune  [details]
Japanese マダコma-dako tako  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Χταπόδι  [details]
Polish ośmiornica zwyczajna  [details]
Portuguese polvo-vulgarpolvo comum  [details]
Russian obiknovenniy shprotobiknovenniy osminog  [details]
Spanish pulpo de rocapulpo comúnpulpo  [details]
Swedish attaarmade bläckfiskar  [details]
To NMNH Extant Collection (Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 (USNM 856584) left lateral view)
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 (USNM 856584) right lateral view)
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To Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (YPM IZ 096645)
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