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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 
AphiaID: 140605

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalopoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorColeoidea (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopodiformes (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIncirrata (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopodoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopodidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus Cuvier, 1798
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus albus Rafinesque, 1814
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus americanus Montfort, 1802 (Unresolved West Atlantic form)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus americanus Froriep, 1806 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus bitentaculatus Risso, 1854
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus brevitentaculatus Blainville, 1826
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus cassiopea Gray, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus cassiopeia Gray, 1849
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus coerulescentes Fra Piero, 1895
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus heteropus Rafinesque, 1814
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus maculatus Rafinesque, 1814
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus moschatus Rafinesque, 1814
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus niger Risso, 1854 (dubious synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus niger Rafinesque, 1814
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus octopodia Tryon, 1879
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus pilosus Risso, 1826
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus rabassin Risso, 1854
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus ruber Rafinesque, 1814
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus sinensis d'Orbigny, 1834 (Unresolved Japanese form)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus tetradynamus Rafinesque, 1814
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus tritentaculatus Risso, 1854
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus troscheli Targioni-Tozzetti, 1869
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus troschelii Targioni-Tozzetti, 1869 (dubious synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus tuberculatus Targioni-Tozzetti, 1869
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopus tuberculatus de Blainville, 1826 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia octopus Gmelin, 1791 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia polypus Oken, 1815 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSepia rugosa Bosc, 1792 (synonym)
Sources  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]

[show all]
Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortetëkëmbëshiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoroktapodi i zakonshëmUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlikurishtja  [details]
Catalan Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpop verUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpop roquer  [details]
Czech Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorchobotnice pobřežní  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralmindelig ottearmet blæksprutte  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkraakUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgewoone octopusUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgewone achtarmUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorachtarm  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorscuttleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon octopus  [details]
Finnish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormeritursas  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpoulpe de rocheUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpoulpe communUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpoulpeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpieuvre  [details]
Galician Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpolvo  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKrakeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgewöhnlicher KrakeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgemeiner Krake  [details]
Hassaniyya Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorazeiz  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpolpo di scoglioUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpolpo comune  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorma-dako tako  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΧταπόδι  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorośmiornica zwyczajna  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpolvo-vulgarUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpolvo comum  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorobiknovenniy shprotUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorobiknovenniy osminog  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpulpo de rocaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpulpo comúnUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpulpo  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorattaarmade bläckfiskar  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Namibia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNamibia [details]
South Africa
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
English Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEnglish Channel [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNice [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux (doubtful[details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMtwapa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUngama Bay [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorD. João de Castro Bank [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouthern Bight [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorStroombank [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic Europe [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMoroccan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopicola superba Humes, 1957 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopicola superba antillensis Stock, Humes & Gooding, 1963 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopicola superba superba Humes, 1957 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorConocyema polymorpha Van Beneden, 1882 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDicyema monodi Nouvel, 1934 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDicyema typus Van Beneden, 1876 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDicyema acuticephalum Nouvel, 1947 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDicyema aegira McConnaughey & Kritzler, 1952 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDicyema bilobum Couch & Short, 1964 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDicyema japonicum Furuya & Tsuneki, 1992 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDicyema misakiense Nouvel & Nakao, 1938 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDicyema typoides Short, 1964 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (134 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (622 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (32211 nucleotides; 242 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature ICZN opinion 233: specific name of type species of Octopus Cuvier, 1797 [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution circum-global [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Western Atlantic: Occurs primarily south of Cape Hatteras, but it is distributed as far north as Connecticut. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat coastal to shelf [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140605
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140605 on 2014-04-24
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