Octopus dollfusi   Robson,  1928 (Octopus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order:Octopoda
Family:Octopodidae

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Description
Color: The body and arms are of light greyish brown colour with a reticulate pattern all over the body.

The mantle is elongately oval in shape, head small, eyes well developed but not conspicuous, there are no cirri over the eyes. The arms are moderately long, subequal and stout at their base; the first pair of arms are shortest. The interbrachial membrane is well developed between all the arms except in between the first pair where it is narrow. The arm suckers are cup-like and fleshy without chitinous rings and are directly set on the arms uniformly in two alternating rows. The normal suckers are large at the base, become smaller progressively along the length of arms and minute at the tips. There are a few slightly enlarged suckers at the base of the second and third arms in males.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Marbled Octopus (English)
• Octopus
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Silas, EG; Sarvesan, R and Rao, KS (1985) Octopod resources Cephalopod bionomics, fisheries and resources of the exclusive economic zone of India Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 37 137-139 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7028/1/Bulletin_No_37.pdf
  • 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/
  • Silas, EG; Sarvesan, R; Rao, KS; Nair, KP and Meiyappan, MM (1985) Identity of common species of cephalopods of India Cephalopod bionomics, fisheries and resources of the exclusive economic zone of India Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 37 13-37 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7028/1/Bulletin_No_37.pdf
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf

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