CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Cephalopoda (class)  »  Octopoda (order)  »  Octopodidae (family)

CAAB Code: 23 659003 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Macroctopus maorum    (Hutton, 1880)
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Distribution map:

Occurrence locations shown as circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Family: Octopodidae (octopus) - show full list
Common Name: Maori octopus
Common Names List: Maori octopus
Recent Synonyms: Octopus maorum
Octopus flindersi
Pinnoctopus cordiformis
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
New Zealand (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 659919     Macroctopus spp.
Organism Type: an octopus
Taxon Notes:This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 645002 (FISHLIST 645002).
Scientific Name Notes:The status of the name Pinnoctopus cordiformis is regarded as uncertain, but it is currently considered NOT to apply to the common large commercial Maori Octopus species from Australia and New Zealand - the name to be now used for this distinctive species is Macroctopus maorum.

ITIS (USA) 556225
View at ITIS
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: nomen dubium    Checked on: 2016-05-10
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Lu, C.C., 2001. Cephalopoda. In: Wells, A. Houston, W. W. K. , Editors, Zoological catalogue of Australia. Volume 17.2. Mollusca: Aplacophora, Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda, Cephalopoda: 129-308. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic.
Scientific Name
verified against
Norman, M.D. Hochberg, F.G., 2005. The current state of octopus taxonomy., Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin, Vol. 66: 127-154.
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