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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 659006 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Octopus tetricus   Gould, 1852

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 659 Octopodidae (octopus) - show full list
Common Name (AS5300): Gloomy Octopus
Common Names List: gloomy octopus
common Sydney octopus
Organism Type: an octopus
Synonyms: Octopus gibbsi
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 659901     Octopus spp.
Taxon Notes:True O. tetricus (this taxon) occurs on the east coast of Australia and northern New Zealand. A related species which has been consistently cited in the literature as O. tetricus occurs on the west Australian coast, but is here considered to be a separate CAAB taxon, O. sp. cf. tetricus (CAAB 23 659005), following Amor et al, 2014.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Norman, M. Reid, A., 2000, A guide to squid, cuttlefish and octopuses of Australasia. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic.
Scientific Name
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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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