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genus

octopus
Octopus Cuvier, 1797

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

Scientific synonyms

Polypus Schneider, 1784

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Included taxa

Number of records: 97

species Octopus adamsi Benham, 1944
species Octopus alatus (Sasaki, 1920) inq.
species Octopus alecto Berry, 1953
species Octopus araneoides (Taki, 1964)
species Octopus arborescens (Hoyle, 1904)
species Octopus australis Hoyle, 1885 - Hammer Octopus
species Octopus balboai Voss, 1971
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 bulbus Norman, 2001
species Octopus burryi Voss, 1950 - Caribbean Armstripe Octopus
species Octopus californicus (Berry, 1911) - North Pacific Bigeye Octopus
species Octopus campbelli (E. A. Smith, 1902)
species Octopus carolinensis Verrill, 1884 - Carolinian Octopus
species Octopus chierchiae Jatta, 1889
species Octopus conispadiceus (Sasaki, 1917) - Chestnut Octopus
species Octopus cyanea Gray, 1849 - Big Blue Octopus

Octopus cyanea

species Octopus diminutus Kaneko & Kubodera, 2008
species Octopus favonius Gray, 1849
species Octopus filamentosus Blainville, 1826
species Octopus filosus Howell, 1867 - Bumblebee Two-spot Octopus
species Octopus fitchi Berry, 1953 - Fitch's Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus fujitai (Sasaki, 1929)
species Octopus gardineri (Hoyle, 1905)
species Octopus globosus Appellöf, 1886 - Globe Octopus
species Octopus gorgonus Huffard, 2007
species Octopus guangdongensis Dong, 1976
species Octopus hardwickei Gray, 1849
species Octopus harpedon Norman, 2001
species Octopus hattai (Sasaki, 1929)
species Octopus hongkongensis (Hoyle, 1885)
species Octopus hubbsorum Berry, 1953 - Hubb's Octopus
species Octopus humilis Huffard, 2007
species Octopus incella Kaneko & Kubodera, 2007
species Octopus insularis Leite & Haimovici, 2008
species Octopus jollyorum Reid & Wilson, 2015
species Octopus joubini Robson, 1929 - Atlantic Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus kagoshimensis Ortmann, 1888 - Sandbird Octopus
species Octopus kaharoa O'Shea, 1999
species Octopus kapalae Mitchell & Reid, 2017
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)
species Octopus mariles Huffard, 2007
species Octopus maya Voss & Solís Ramírez, 1966 - Mexican Four-eyed Octopus
species Octopus mernoo O'Shea, 1999
species Octopus microphthalmus Goodrich, 1896
species Octopus micropyrsus Berry, 1953 - California Lilliput Octopus
species Octopus micros Norman, 2001
species Octopus mimus Gould, 1852
species Octopus minor (Sasaki, 1920)
species Octopus mutilans Taki, 1942
species Octopus nanhaiensis Dong, 1976
species Octopus nanus Adam, 1973
species Octopus niveus Lesson, 1830
species Octopus occidentalis Steenstrup, 1886
species Octopus ochotensis (Sasaki, 1920)
species Octopus oculifer (Hoyle, 1904) - Galapagos Reef Octopus
species Octopus oliveri (Berry, 1914)
species Octopus oshimai (Sasaki, 1929)
species Octopus pallidus Hoyle, 1885 - Pale Octopus
species Octopus parvus (Sasaki, 1917) - Japanese Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus penicillifer Berry, 1954
species Octopus pentherinus Rochebrune & Mabille, 1889
species Octopus peronii Lesueur, 1821 inq.
species Octopus prashadi Adam, 1939 inq.
species Octopus pricei (Berry, 1913)
species Octopus pumilus Norman & Sweeney, 1997
species Octopus pyrum Norman, Hochberg & Lu, 1997
species Octopus rubescens Berry, 1953 - East Pacific Red Octopus
species Octopus salutii Vérany, 1839 - Spider Octopus
species Octopus sanctaehelenae Robson, 1929
species Octopus sasakii Taki, 1942
species Octopus selene Voss, 1971 - Moon Octopus
species Octopus spinosus (Sasaki, 1920)
species Octopus superciliosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 - Frilled Pygmy Octopus
species Octopus taganga Guerrero-Kommritz & Camelo-Guarin, 2016
species Octopus tayrona Guerrero-Kommritz & Camelo-Guarin, 2016
species Octopus tehuelchus Orbigny, 1834 - Tehuelche Octopus
species Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852 - Gloomy Octopus
species Octopus tsugarensis (Sasaki, 1920) inq.
species Octopus validus (Sasaki, 1920)
species Octopus veligero Berry, 1953 - Veiled Octopus
species Octopus verrucosus Hoyle, 1885
species Octopus vitiensis Hoyle, 1885 - Bighead Octopus
species Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 - Common Octopus

Octopus vulgaris

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

Nomina dubia dub.

species Octopus caerulescens Blainville, 1826 dub.
species Octopus cornutus Owen, 1881 dub.
species Octopus pustulosus Blainville, 1826 dub.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [c8daac0b-6c50-4027-be03-4d3cf5d7e635]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Octopus Lamarck, 1798]
Data retrieved on: 12 February 2015

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Explanations

inq. nomen inquirendum - doubtful identity, needs further investigation

dub. nomen dubium - name of unknown or doubtful application