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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 659902 show as JSON
Scientific Name
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Bathypolypus spp.  

Rank: Genus
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 659 Bathypolypodidae (octopus) - show full list
Common Name: [octopus]
Organism Type: octopus
Synonyms: Benthoctopus spp.
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 659924     Bathypolypodidae
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Occurrence locations [4] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:There are currently no species of true Bathypolypus known from this region, most are north Pacific and north Atlantic to Arctic in distribution. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.
Scientific Name Notes:Please note - the type species of Benthoctopus belongs in Bathypolypus, but most of the species previously assigned to Benthoctopus, including all from this region, are now included in Muusoctopus.
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Gleadall, I.G., Guerrero-Kommritz, J., Hochberg Jr, F.G., Laptikhovsky, V.V., 2010. The inkless octopuses (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) of the southwest Atlantic., Zoological Science, Vol. 27: 528-553.
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