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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 659041 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Octopus vulgaris   Cuvier, 1797

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 659 Octopodidae (octopus) - show full list
Common Name: [an octopus]
Organism Type: 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.
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.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2018-10-01
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (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 doi:10.1111/zsc.12207
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