Octopus cyanea   (Gray,  1849) (Octopus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order:Octopoda
Family:Octopodidae

Image copyrights: Gianemilio Rusconi

Description
Size: Max length 120 cm (male)

Max. weight reported: 4,000 g


Synonym (s)
Callistoctopus magnocellatus Taki, 1964
(Junior synonym)
Octopus glaber Ruppell, 1920
(Junior synonym)
Octopus horsti Joubin, 1898
(Junior synonym)
Octopus marmoratus Hoyle, 1885
(Junior synonym)
Polypus herdmani Hoyle, 1904
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Isopods, stomatopods, crabs, bony fishes
Predator:  Bony fish (Pempheris oualensis), Seal (Monachus schauinslandi)

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Lahiri, AR (1987) Studies on the Odonate fauna of Meghalaya Occasional paper no 99 Records of the Zoological Survey of India The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta p 402
  • Voss, AN; Vecchione, M; Ronald, BT and Sweeney, JM (1998) Systematics and biogeography of cephalopods Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C 2(586) 227-599 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

Page last updated on:2010-10-05

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