Taxon profile


Common Octopus
Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797

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

Scientific synonyms

Polypus vulgaris Lamarck
Octopus (Octopus) vulgaris Cuvier, 1797
Octopus albus Rafinesque, 1814
Octopus americanus Montfort, 1802
Octopus bakerii d'Orbigny, 1826
Octopus bitentaculatus Risso, 1854
Octopus brevitentaculatus Blainville, 1826
Octopus cassiopea Gray, 1849
Octopus cassiopeia Gray, 1849
Octopus coerulescentes Fra Piero, 1895

Other names

= Blekksprut
= Gewone Achtarm
= Krake
= Meritursas
= Pieuvre
= Polpo
= Polpo Di Scoglio
= Polvo
= Pulpo


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Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Octopus rugosus Bosc, 1792]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Octopus vulgaris LAMARCK, 1798]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
EN Petović S., Gvozdenović S., Ikica Z. (2017): An Annotated Checklist of the Marine Molluscs of the South Adriatic Sea (Montenegro) and a Comparison with Those of Neighbouring Areas, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 17: 921-934 [as Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier, 1797)]

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