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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 659916 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Muusoctopus spp.  

Rank: Genus
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 659 Enteroctopodidae (octopus) - show full list
Common Name: [an octopus]
Organism Type: an octopus
Synonyms: Benthoctopus spp.
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 659925     Enteroctopodidae
Child Codes: 23 659051     Muusoctopus clyderoperi
23 659054     Muusoctopus karubar
23 659008     Muusoctopus levis
23 659050     Muusoctopus tangaroa
23 659052     Muusoctopus tegginmathae
23 659053     Muusoctopus thielei
Taxon Notes: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:While all species from this region previously assigned to Benthoctopus are now included in Muusoctopus, other Benthoctopus species, including the type species, are now placed in the genus Bathypolypus.
Scientific Name
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Gleadall, I.G., 2004. Some old and new genera of octopus., Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Vol. 10(2): 99-112.
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