Octopus membranaceus   Quoy & Gaimard,  1832 (Octopus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order:Octopoda
Family:Octopodidae

Image copyrights: FAO

Description
Size: Max length 30 cm TL (male)

Max. weight reported: 500 g


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Webfoot Octopus (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
Predator:  Finfish (Okamejei kenojei)

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • 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 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

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