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 659041 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Octopus vulgaris    Cuvier, 1797
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups
Family: Octopodidae (octopus) - show full list
Common Name: [an octopus]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Special purpose listing - see taxon notes
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 659901     Octopus spp.
Organism Type: an octopus
Taxon Notes:This species is restricted to the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic. All records of this species from this region are mis-identifications of superficially similar but distinct species. This species is imported into this region as seafood.

World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2018-10-01
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Scientific Name
verified against
Amor, M.D. Norman, M.D. Roura, A. Leite, T.S. Gleadall, I.G. Reid, A. Perales-Raya, C. Lu, C.C. Silvey, C.J. Vidal, E.A.G. Hochberg, F.G. Zheng, X. Strugnell, J.M., 2016. Morphological assessment of the Octopus vulgaris species complex evaluated in light of molecular-based phylogenetic inferences., Zoologica Scripta, Vol. 46(3): 275-288. . doi:10.1111/zsc.12207
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