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 659005 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Octopus sp. cf tetricus   
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups
Family: Octopodidae (octopus) - show full list
Common Name: [an octopus]
Recent Synonyms: Octopus tetricus
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 659901     Octopus spp.
Organism Type: an octopus
Taxon Notes:This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 645004 (FISHLIST 645004).
Scientific Name Notes:This species, as yet undescribed, was previously cited as "O. tetricus" from Western Australia but is now recognised as distinct. See Amor et al, 2014.

World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2017-01-18
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Wadley, V. Dunning, M., 1998, Cephalopods of commercial importance in Australian fisheries. AFMA, Canberra
Scientific Name
verified against
Amor, M.D. Norman, M.D. Cameron, H.E. Strugnell, J.M., 2014. Allopatric speciation within a cryptic species complex of Australasian octopuses., PLoS one, Vol. 9(6): 1-13. . e98982
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