CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 659000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Octopodidae, Eledonidae, Megaleledonidae, Bathypolypodidae, Enteroctopodidae  

Rank: Family
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 659 (octopus) - show full list
Common Name (AS5300): OCTOPUSES
Common Names List: octopus
Organism Type: an octopus
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 650000     Octopoda
Child Codes: 23 659924     Bathypolypodidae
23 659922     Eledonidae
23 659925     Enteroctopodidae
23 659923     Megaleledonidae
23 659921     Octopodidae
Previous Codes
(if any)
00 645000, 00 601000
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [103] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:This group has recently been revised, and five distinct families are now recognised. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2017-09-08
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Scientific Name
verified against
Strugnell, J.M., Norman, M.D., Vecchione, M., Guzik, M., Allcock, A.L., 2014. The ink sac clouds octopod evolutionary history., Hydrobiologia, Vol. 725: 215-235. . doi:10.1007/s10750-013-1517-6 doi:10.1007/s10750-013-1517-6
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