Taxon profile


Blue-ring Octopus
Hapalochlaena maculosa (Hoyle, 1883)

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

Scientific synonyms

Octopus maculosus Hoyle, 1883
Octopus fasciata Hoyle, 1886
Octopus pictus Brock, 1882

Other names

= Lesser Blue-ringed Octopus
= Southern Blue-ringed Octopus
= Spotted Octopus


Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [d02495e3-bda0-47fd-a527-28f0cf1ae116]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Hapalochlaena maculosa (Hoyle, 1883)]
Data retrieved on: 12 February 2015
EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Hapalochlaena maculosa Hoyle, 1883]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Hapalochlaena maculosa (HOYLE, 1883)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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