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genus

octopus
Octopus Cuvier, 1797

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Cephalopoda - cephalopods »  order Octopoda »  family Octopodidae

Scientific synonyms

Polypus Schneider, 1784

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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 100

species Octopus adamsi Benham, 1944 - Krake
species Octopus aegina Gray, 1849 - Marbled Octopus
species Octopus alatus (Sasaki, 1920) - Krake inq.
species Octopus alecto Berry, 1953 - Krake
species Octopus araneoides (Taki, 1964) - Krake
species Octopus arborescens (Hoyle, 1904) - Krake
species Octopus areolatus de Haan, 1839 - Krake
species Octopus australis Hoyle, 1885 - Hammer Octopus
species Octopus balboai Voss, 1971 - Krake
species Octopus berrima Stranks & Norman, 1993 - Southern Keeled Octopus
species Octopus bimaculatus Verrill, 1883 - California Two-spot Octopus
species Octopus bimaculoides Pickford & McConnaughey, 1949 - California Two-spot Octopus
species Octopus bocki Adam, 1941 - Bock's Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus briareus Robson, 1929 - Caribbean Reef Octopus
species Octopus brocki Ortmann, 1888 - Krake
species Octopus bulbus Norman, 2001
species Octopus burryi Voss, 1950 - Caribbean Armstripe Octopus
species Octopus caerulescens Blainville, 1826 d
species Octopus californicus (Berry, 1911) - North Pacific Bigeye Octopus
species Octopus campbelli (Smith, 1902) - Krake
species Octopus carolinensis Verrill, 1884 - Carolinian Octopus
species Octopus chierchiae Jatta, 1889 - Krake
species Octopus conispadiceus (Sasaki, 1917) - Chestnut Octopus
species Octopus cornutus Owen, 1881 d
species Octopus cyanea Gray, 1849 - Big Blue Octopus

Octopus cyanea - Big Blue Octopus

species Octopus diminutus Kaneko & Kubodera, 2008
species Octopus fangsiao - Gold-spot Octopus
species Octopus favonius Gray, 1849 - Krake
species Octopus filamentosus Blainville, 1826 - Krake
species Octopus filosus Howell, 1867 - Bumblebee Two-spot Octopus
species Octopus fitchi Berry, 1953 - Fitch's Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus fujitai (Sasaki, 1929) - Krake
species Octopus gardineri (Hoyle, 1905) - Krake
species Octopus globosus Appellöf, 1886 - Globe Octopus
species Octopus guangdongensis Dong, 1976 - Krake
species Octopus hardwickei Gray, 1849 - Krake
species Octopus harpedon Norman, 2001
species Octopus hattai (Sasaki, 1929) - Krake
species Octopus hongkongensis Hoyle, 1885
species Octopus hubbsorum Berry, 1953 - Hubb's Octopus
species Octopus joubini Robson, 1929 - Atlantic Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus kagoshimensis Ortmann, 1888 - Sandbird Octopus
species Octopus kaharoa O'Shea, 1999 - Krake
species Octopus kaurna Stranks, 1990 - Southern Sand Octopus
species Octopus laqueus Kaneko & Kubodera, 2005
species Octopus lobensis Castellanos & Menni, 1969 - Lobed Octopus
species Octopus longispadiceus (Sasaki, 1917) - Krake
species Octopus maya Voss & Solís Ramírez, 1966 - Mexican Four-eyed Octopus
species Octopus mercatoris Adam, 1937 - Krake
species Octopus mernoo O'Shea, 1999 - Krake
species Octopus microphthalmus Goodrich, 1896 - Krake
species Octopus micropyrsus Berry, 1953 - California Lilliput Octopus
species Octopus micros Norman, 2001
species Octopus mimus Gould, 1852 - Krake
species Octopus minor (Sasaki, 1920)
species Octopus mutilans Taki, 1942 - Krake
species Octopus nanhaiensis Dong, 1976 - Krake
species Octopus nanus Adam, 1973 - Krake
species Octopus neglectus Nateewathana & Norman, 1999 - Krake
species Octopus niveus Lesson, 1830 - Krake
species Octopus occidentalis Steenstrup, 1886 - Krake
species Octopus ochotensis (Sasaki, 1920) - Krake
species Octopus oculifer Hoyle, 1904 - Galapagos Reef Octopus
species Octopus oliveri (Berry, 1914) - Krake
species Octopus oshimai (Sasaki, 1929) - Krake
species Octopus ovulum (Sasaki, 1917) - Krake
species Octopus pallidus Hoyle, 1885 - Pale Octopus
species Octopus parvus (Sasaki, 1917) - Japanese Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus penicillifer Berry, 1954 - Krake
species Octopus pentherinus Rochebrune & Mabille, 1889 - Krake
species Octopus peronii Lesueur, 1821 inq.
species Octopus prashadi Adam, 1939 - Krake
species Octopus pricei (Berry, 1913) - Krake
species Octopus pumilus Norman & Sweeney, 1997 - Krake
species Octopus pustulosus Blainville, 1826 d
species Octopus pyrum Norman, Hochberg & Lu, 1997 - Krake
species Octopus robsoni Adam, 1941 - Krake
species Octopus roosevelti Stuart, 1941 - Krake
species Octopus rubescens Berry, 1953 - East Pacific Red Octopus
species Octopus salutii Vérany, 1839 - Spider Octopus
species Octopus sanctaehelenae Robson, 1929 - Krake
species Octopus sasakii Taki, 1942 - Krake
species Octopus selene Voss, 1971 - Moon Octopus
species Octopus siamensis Nateewathana & Norman, 1999 - Krake
species Octopus spinosus (Sasaki, 1920) - Krake
species Octopus superciliosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 - Frilled Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus taprobanensis Robson, 1926 - Krake
species Octopus tehuelchus Orbigny, 1834 - Tehuelche Octopus
species Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852 - Gloomy Octopus
species Octopus tsugarensis (Sasaki, 1920) - Krake
species Octopus validus (Sasaki, 1920) - Krake
species Octopus varunae Oommen, 1971 - Krake
species Octopus veligero Berry, 1953 - Veiled Octopus
species Octopus verrucosus Hoyle, 1885 - Krake
species Octopus vitiensis Hoyle, 1885 - Bighead Octopus
species Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 - Common Octopus

Octopus vulgaris - Common Octopus

species Octopus warringa Stranks, 1990 - Club Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus wolfi (Wülker, 1913) - Star-sucker Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus yendoi (Sasaki, 1920) - Krake
species Octopus zonatus Voss, 1968 - Atlantic Banded Octopus

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Explanations

inq. nomen inquirendum - doubtful identity, needs further investigation

d nomen dubium - name of unknown or doubtful application