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Octopus Cuvier, 1798

138268  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138268)

accepted
Genus
Loligo vulgaris Lamarck, 1798 (type by subsequent designation)
Species Octopus alecto S. S. Berry, 1953
Species Octopus argus Krauss, 1848
Species Octopus australis Hoyle, 1885
Species Octopus balboai Voss, 1971
Species Octopus berenice Gray, 1849
Species Octopus berrima Stranks & Norman, 1992
Species Octopus bimaculatus Verrill, 1883
Species Octopus bimaculoides Pickford & McConnaughey, 1949
Species Octopus bocki Adam, 1941
Species Octopus briareus G. C. Robson, 1929
Species Octopus bulbus Norman, 2001
Species Octopus chierchiae Jatta, 1889
Species Octopus cyanea Gray, 1849
Species Octopus favonius Gray, 1849
Species Octopus fitchi S. S. Berry, 1953
Species Octopus gardineri (Hoyle, 1905)
Species Octopus harpedon Norman, 2001
Species Octopus hattai (Sasaki, 1929)
Species Octopus hubbsorum S. S. Berry, 1953
Species Octopus joubini G. C. Robson, 1929
Species Octopus kaharoa O'Shea, 1999
Species Octopus kaurna Stranks, 1990
Species Octopus maya Voss & Solís, 1966
Species Octopus microphthalmus Goodrich, 1896
Species Octopus micropyrsus S. S. Berry, 1953
Species Octopus micros Norman, 2001
Species Octopus mimus Gould, 1852
Species Octopus minor (Sasaki, 1920)
Species Octopus mutilans Taki, 1942
Species Octopus nanus Adam, 1973
Species Octopus occidentalis Steenstrup, 1886
Species Octopus oculifer (Hoyle, 1904)
Species Octopus pallidus Hoyle, 1885
Species Octopus parvus (Sasaki, 1917)
Species Octopus penicillifer S. S. Berry, 1954
Species Octopus pumilus Norman & Sweeney, 1997
Species Octopus pyrum Norman, Hochberg & Lu, 1997
Species Octopus rubescens S. S. Berry, 1953
Species Octopus salutii Vérany, 1839
Species Octopus sanctaehelenae G. C. Robson, 1929
Species Octopus selene Voss, 1971
Species Octopus superciliosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832
Species Octopus tehuelchus d'Orbigny [in Férussac & d'Orbigny], 1834
Species Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852
Species Octopus veligero S. S. Berry, 1953
Species Octopus verrucosus Hoyle, 1885
Species Octopus vitiensis Hoyle, 1885
Species Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797
Species Octopus warringa Stranks, 1990
Species Octopus wolfi (Wülker, 1913)
Species Octopus zonatus Voss, 1968

Species Octopus abaculus Norman & Sweeney, 1997 accepted as Abdopus abaculus (Norman & Sweeney, 1997) (original combination)
Species Octopus aculeatus d'Orbigny [in Férussac & d'Orbigny], 1834 accepted as Abdopus aculeatus (d'Orbigny [in A. Férussac & d'Orbigny], 1834) (original combination)
Species Octopus aegina Gray, 1849 accepted as Amphioctopus aegina (Gray, 1849) (original combination)
Species Octopus alphaeus [sic] accepted as Callistoctopus alpheus (Norman, 1993) (misspelling)
Species Octopus aspilosomatis Norman, 1993 accepted as Callistoctopus aspilosomatis (Norman, 1993) (original combination)
Species Octopus campbelli (E. A. Smith, 1902) accepted as Robsonella campbelli (E. A. Smith, 1902)
Species Octopus dierythraeus Norman, 1993 accepted as Callistoctopus dierythraeus (Norman, 1993) (original combination)
Species Octopus exannulatus Norman, 1993 accepted as Amphioctopus exannulatus (Norman, 1993) (original combination)
Species Octopus filosus Howell, 1868 accepted as Octopus hummelincki Adam, 1936 (ICZN decision (opinion 2147, 2006) suppressed this species name)
Species Octopus graptus Norman, 1993 accepted as Callistoctopus graptus (Norman, 1993) (original combination)
Species Octopus huttoni (Benham, 1943) accepted as Robsonella huttoni Benham, 1943
Species Octopus leioderma (S. S. Berry, 1911) accepted as Benthoctopus leioderma (S. S. Berry, 1911) accepted as Muusoctopus leioderma (S. S. Berry, 1911)
Species Octopus maorum Hutton, 1880 accepted as Macroctopus maorum (Hutton, 1880) (original combination)
Species Octopus marginatus Taki, 1964 accepted as Amphioctopus marginatus (Taki, 1964) (original combination)
Species Octopus mercatoris Adam, 1937 accepted as Paroctopus mercatoris (Adam, 1937)
Species Octopus mernoo O'Shea, 1999 accepted as Robsonella mernoo (O'Shea, 1999) (original combination)
Species Octopus mototi Norman, 1993 accepted as Amphioctopus mototi (Norman, 1993) (original combination)
Species Octopus nocturnus Norman & Sweeney, 1997 accepted as Callistoctopus nocturnus (Norman & Sweeney, 1997) (original combination)
Species Octopus ornatus Gould, 1852 accepted as Callistoctopus ornatus (Gould, 1852) (original combination)
Species Octopus polyzenia Gray, 1849 accepted as Amphioctopus polyzenia (Gray, 1849) (original combination)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
masculine
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]   
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Octopus Cuvier, 1798. Accessed through: Marine Species Traits editorial board (2021) Marine Species Traits at: http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138268 on 2022-11-26
Traits (2022). Octopus Cuvier, 1798. Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138268 on 2022-11-26
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2013-10-13 18:03:35Z
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2015-01-31 10:25:01Z
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2018-02-07 15:28:10Z
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2018-05-27 23:05:56Z
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2020-05-04 20:12:36Z
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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]   

taxonomy 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]   

subsequent type designation ICZN. (1997). Opinion 1861. <i>Octopus vulgaris</i> Cuvier [1797] and <i>Loligo vulgaris</i> Lamarck, 1798 (Mollusca, Cephalopoda): specific names conserved. <em>Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature.</em> 54: 59-60., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12446295 [details]   
 
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Loligo vulgaris Lamarck, 1798
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Loligo vulgaris Lamarck, 1798
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eggs of Loligo vulgaris Lamarck, 1798
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trossen eieren van de pijlinktvis
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Pijlinktvis - MEI
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Loligo vulgaris Lamarck, 1798
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Loligo vulgaris
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Loligo vulgaris
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Loligo vulgaris
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Eggs of Loligo vulgaris
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Eben (1884, figuur 28)
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To NMNH Extant Collection (IZ 1151562 closeup view)
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To NMNH Extant Collection (IZ 1151562 specimen)
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To Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (YPM IZ 038243)
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