WoRMS taxon details

Octopus cyanea Gray, 1849

210788  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:210788)

Octopus cyanea var. gracilis G. C. Robson, 1929 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Octopus horsti Joubin, 1898 · unaccepted (junior synonym)


  • Alphabetically
  • By status

Children Display

  1. Variety Octopus cyanea var. gracilis G. C. Robson, 1929 accepted as Octopus cyanea Gray, 1849 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
MolluscaBase eds. (2024). MolluscaBase. Octopus cyanea Gray, 1849. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=210788 on 2024-03-04
1997-06-07 07:51:36Z
2010-10-17 13:28:46Z
2010-10-25 17:59:26Z
2018-02-07 15:28:10Z

Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

original description  (of Octopus cyanea var. gracilis G. C. Robson, 1929) Robson, G. C. (1929). A monograph of the recent Cephalopoda based on the collections in the British Museum (Natural History). Part I. Octopodinae. British Museum (Natural History), London. Pp. 1-236, pls 1-7. [published 27 July 1929]. , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/48282680
page(s): p. 98. [details]   

original description  (of Octopus horsti Joubin, 1898) Joubin, M. L. (1898). Sur quelques cephalopodes du Musee Royale de Leyde et description de trois especes nouvelles. <em>Notes from the Leyden Museum.</em> 20: 21-28., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9633550
page(s): 23 [details]   

original description  (of Callistoctopus magnocellatus Taki, 1964) Taki, I. (1964). On eleven new species of the Cephalopoda from Japan, including two new genera of Octopodinae. <em>Journal of the Faculty of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, Hiroshima University.</em> 5(2): 277-343., available online at https://ir.lib.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/files/public/4/40363/20160613104509553385/JFacFishAnim_5_277.pdf
page(s): 298 [details]   

original description  (of Sepia barffi Curtiss, 1938) Curtiss A. (1938) <i>A short zoology of Tahiti in the Society Islands.</i> [Published by the Author]. Printed by Guide Printing, Brooklyn, New York, xvi + 193 pp.
page(s): 187-188 [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. <em>BioInvasions Records.</em> 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record 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]   

additional source Streftaris, N., A. Zenetos & E. Papathanassiou. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. <em>Oceanogry and Marine Biology: an Annual Review.</em> 43: 419-453. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Çinar, M.E.; Pancucci-Papadopoulou, M.A.; Harmelin, J.-G.; Furnari, G.; Andaloro, F.; Bellou, N.; Streftaris, N.; Zibrowius, H. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. <em>Mediterranean Marine Science.</em> 6 (2): 63-118., available online at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273213810_Annotated_list_of_marine_alien_species_in_the_Mediterranean_with_records_of_the_worst_invasive_species [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. <em>Mediterranean Marine Science.</em> 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Galil, B. (2007). Seeing Red: Alien species along the Mediterranean coast of Israel. <em>Aquatic Invasions.</em> 2(4): 281-312., available online at https://doi.org/10.3391/ai.2007.2.4.2 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source 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 Tsuchiya, K.; Uzu, T. (1997). Sneaker Male in Octopus. <em>Venus (Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan).</em> 56 (2): 177-181. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status 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]   

identification resource Lu, C.C. & Chung, W.S. (2017). <em>Guide to the cephalopods of Taiwan</em>. National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan, 560 pp. ISBN 978-986-05-2569-4.
page(s): 450 [details]   
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species vector dispersal in Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

From other sources
Habitat coastal [details]

Spelling Octopus cyanea [details]
Chinese Lán-Xiāo  [details]
English day octopusCyane's octopusbig blue octopus  [details]
German Großer Blauer Krake  [details]
Japanese ワモンダコ  [details]