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Family: Octopodidae octopuses (See list of species below)

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256 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Abdopus abaculus
[mosaic drop-arm octopus]


Abdopus aculeatus
[prickly octopus]
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Abdopus capricornicus
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Abdopus horridus
[Red Sea octopus]
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Abdopus tenebricus
[]
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Abdopus tonganus
[]
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Abdopus undulatus
[]
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Adelieledone adelieana
[]
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Adelieledone piatkowski
[]


Adelieledone polymorpha
[Antarctic knobbed octopus]


Ameloctopus litoralis
[stringarm octopus]


Amphioctopus aegina
[sandbird octopus]
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Amphioctopus arenicola
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Amphioctopus burryi
[brown-striped octopus]


Amphioctopus exannulatus
[plain-spot octopus]


Amphioctopus fangsiao
[gold-spot octopus]


Amphioctopus kagoshimensis
[stareye octopus]


Amphioctopus marginatus
[veined octopus]


Amphioctopus membranaceus
[webfoot octopus]


Amphioctopus mototi
[poison ocellate octopus]


Amphioctopus neglectus
[neglected ocellate octopus]
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Amphioctopus ovulum
[]


Amphioctopus polyzenia
[arm-banded ocellate octopus]


Amphioctopus rex
[King ocellate octopus]
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Amphioctopus robsoni
[]


Amphioctopus siamensis
[Siamese ocellate octopus]
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Amphioctopus varunae
[]


Bathypolypus arcticus
[North Atlantic octopus]
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Bathypolypus bairdii
[]
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Bathypolypus ergasticus
[Fischers' bathyal octopus]
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Bathypolypus faeroensis
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Bathypolypus pugniger
[]
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Bathypolypus rubrostictus
[]
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Bathypolypus salebrosus
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Bathypolypus sponsalis
[globose octopus]
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Bathypolypus valdiviae
[Valdivia bathyal octopus]


Bathypurpurata profunda
[Purplish octopus]
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Bentheledone albida
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Bentheledone rotunda
[rounded octopus]
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Benthoctopus abruptus
[]
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Benthoctopus berryi
[]
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Benthoctopus canthylus
[]
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Benthoctopus clyderoperi
[]
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Benthoctopus eureka
[]
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Benthoctopus fuscus
[]
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Benthoctopus hokkaidensis
[]
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Benthoctopus johnsoniana
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Benthoctopus karubar
[Karubar octopus]
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Benthoctopus leioderma
[smoothskin octopus]
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Benthoctopus levis
[]
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Benthoctopus longibrachus
[]
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Benthoctopus macrophallus
[]
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Benthoctopus magellanicus
[]
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Benthoctopus oregonae
[]
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Benthoctopus oregonensis
[]
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Benthoctopus piscatorum
[]
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Benthoctopus profundorum
[]
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Benthoctopus pseudonymus
[]
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Benthoctopus rigbyae
[]
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Benthoctopus sibiricus
[]
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Benthoctopus tangaroa
[]
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Benthoctopus tegginmathae
[deepwater octopus]
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Benthoctopus thielei
[]
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Benthoctopus yaquinae
[]


Callistoctopus alpheus
[Capricorn octopus]


Callistoctopus aspilosomatis
[plain-body octopus]
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Callistoctopus dierythraeus
[]
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Callistoctopus graptus
[]
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Callistoctopus kermadecensis
[]
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Callistoctopus lechenaultii
[]


Callistoctopus luteus
[small-spot octopus]


Callistoctopus macropus
[white-spotted octopus]


Callistoctopus nocturnus
[Philippine octopus]


Callistoctopus ornatus
[white-striped octopus]


Callistoctopus rapanui
[Rapanui octopus]
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Cistopus chinensis
[white-spotted pouched octopus]


Cistopus indicus
[old woman octopus]


Cistopus taiwanicus
[Taiwan pouched octopus]
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Eledone caparti
[tropical octopus]


Eledone cirrhosa
[horned octopus]
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Eledone gaucha
[]


Eledone massyae
[combed octopus]
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Eledone microsicya
[]


Eledone moschata
[musky octopus]
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Eledone nigra
[]


Eledone palari
[spongetip octopus]
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Eledone schultzei
[brush-tip octopod]
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Eledone thysanophora
[]


Enteroctopus dofleini
[North Pacific giant octopus]
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Enteroctopus juttingi
[]


Enteroctopus magnificus
[Southern giant octopus]


Enteroctopus megalocyathus
[Patagonian giant octopus]
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Enteroctopus membranaceus
[]
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Enteroctopus zealandicus
[yellow octopus]


Euaxoctopus panamensis
[Crescent octopus]
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Euaxoctopus pillsburyae
[map octopus]


Galeoctopus lateralis
[sharkclub octopus]


Graneledone antarctica
[]
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Graneledone challengeri
[]
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Graneledone gonzalezi
[]
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Graneledone macrotyla
[]
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Graneledone pacifica
[]
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Graneledone taniwha
[]


Graneledone verrucosa
[warty octopus]
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Graneledone yamana
[]


Hapalochlaena fasciata
[blue-lined octopus]


Hapalochlaena lunulata
[greater blue-ringed octopus]


Hapalochlaena maculosa
[Southern blue-ringed octopus]
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Hapalochlaena nierstraszi
[]
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Histoctopus discus
[]


Histoctopus zipkasae
[zippy's octopus]


Macrotritopus defilippi
[lilliput longarm octopus]


Megaleledone setebos
[giant Antactic octopus]


Muusoctopus januarii
[January octopus]
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Muusoctopus robustus
[]
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Octopus alatus
[]


Octopus alecto
[snakearm octopus]
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Octopus araneoides
[]
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Octopus arborescens
[]
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Octopus areolatus
[]


Octopus australis
[hammer octopus]
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Octopus balboai
[]


Octopus berrima
[Southern keeled octopus]


Octopus bimaculatus
[California two-spot octopus]


Octopus bimaculoides
[lesser twospotted octopus]


Octopus bocki
[Bock's pygmy octopus]


Octopus briareus
[Caribbean reef octopus]
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Octopus brocki
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Octopus bunurong
[Southern white-spot octopus]
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Octopus burryi
[brownstriped octopus]
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Octopus californicus
[North Pacific bigeye octopus]
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Octopus campbelli
[]
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Octopus carolinensis
[Carolinian octopus]
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Octopus chierchiae
[]


Octopus conispadiceus
[chestnut octopus]
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Octopus cordiformis
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Octopus cyanea
[big blue octopus]
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Octopus defilippi
[Atlantic longarm octopus]


Octopus dierythraeus
[red-spot octopus]
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Octopus diminutus
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Octopus dollfusi
[marbled octopus]
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Octopus favonius
[]
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Octopus filamentosus
[]
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Octopus filosus
[bumblebee octopus]
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Octopus fitchi
[Lilliput octopus]
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Octopus fujitai
[]
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Octopus fusiformis
[]
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Octopus gardineri
[]
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Octopus gibbsi
[]
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Octopus globosus
[globe octopus]
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Octopus gorgonus
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Octopus graptus
[scribbled octopus]
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Octopus harpedon
[]
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Octopus hattai
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Octopus hongkongensis
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Octopus hubbsorum
[Hubb's octopus]
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Octopus humilis
[]
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Octopus huttoni
[]
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Octopus incella
[large-eared pika]


Octopus insularis
[Brazil reef octopus]
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Octopus joubini
[Atlantic pygmy octopus]
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Octopus kaharoa
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Octopus kaurna
[Southern sand octopus]
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Octopus laqueus
[]
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Octopus lobensis
[lobed octopus]
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Octopus longispadiceus
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Octopus maorum
[Maori octopus]
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Octopus mariles
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Octopus maya
[Mexican four-eyed octopus]
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Octopus mercatoris
[]
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Octopus mernoo
[]
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Octopus microphthalmus
[]
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Octopus micropyrsus
[California Lilliput octopus]
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Octopus micros
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Octopus mimus
[Changos octopus]


Octopus minor
[long arm octopus]
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Octopus mutilans
[]
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Octopus nanus
[]
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Octopus occidentalis
[]
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Octopus ochotensis
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Octopus oculifer
[Galapagos octopus]
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Octopus oliveri
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Octopus oshimai
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Octopus pallidus
[pale octopus]
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Octopus parvus
[Japanese pygmy octopus]
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Octopus penicillifer
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Octopus pentherinus
[]
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Octopus prashadi
[]
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Octopus pricei
[]
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Octopus pumilus
[]
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Octopus pyrum
[]
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Octopus roosevelti
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Octopus rubescens
[East Pacific red octopus]


Octopus salutii
[spider octopus]
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Octopus sanctaehelenae
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Octopus sasakii
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Octopus selene
[moon octopus]
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Octopus spinosus
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Octopus striolatus
[]
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Octopus superciliosus
[frilled pygmy octopus]
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Octopus taprobanensis
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Octopus tehuelchus
[Tehuelche octopus]
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Octopus tenuipulvinus
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Octopus tetricus
[gloomy octopus]
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Octopus tsugarensis
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Octopus validus
[]
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Octopus variabilis
[whiparm octopus]


Octopus veligero
[veiled octopus]
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Octopus verrucosus
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Octopus vitiensis
[bighead octopus]


Octopus vulgaris
[common octopus]
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Octopus warringa
[club pygmy octopus]
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Octopus wolfi
[star-sucker pygmy octopus]
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Octopus zonatus
[Atlantic banded squid]
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Pareledone aequipapillae
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Pareledone albimaculata
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Pareledone antarctica
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Pareledone aurata
[]
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Pareledone charcoti
[Charcot's octopus]
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Pareledone cornuta
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Pareledone felix
[]
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Pareledone framensis
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Pareledone harrissoni
[]
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Pareledone panchroma
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Pareledone prydzensis
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Pareledone serperastrata
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Pareledone subtilis
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Pareledone turqueti
[Turquet's octopus]
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Paroctopus digueti
[Diguet's pygmy octopus]
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Pinnoctopus kermadecensis
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Pteroctopus eurycephala
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Pteroctopus hoylei
[Pacific fourhorn octopus]
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Pteroctopus keralensis
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Pteroctopus schmidti
[Dana octopus]


Pteroctopus tetracirrhus
[fourhorn octopus]
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Pteroctopus witjazi
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Robsonella fontaniana
[small octopus]
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Robsonella huttoni
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Sasakiopus salebrosus
[rough octopus]
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Scaeurgus jumeau
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Scaeurgus nesisi
[]
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Scaeurgus patagiatus
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Scaeurgus tuber
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Scaeurgus unicirrhus
[unihorn octopus]
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Teretoctopus indicus
[fourpad octopus]
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Tetracheledone spinicirrhus
[spiny-horn octopus]
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Thaumeledone brevis
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Thaumeledone gunteri
[Gunter's octopus]
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Thaumeledone marshalli
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Thaumeledone peninsulae
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Thaumeledone zeiss
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Thaumoctopus mimicus
[mimic octopus]
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Velodona togata
[angel octopus]
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Vosseledone charrua
[Charrua octopus]
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Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis
[vent octopus]
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Wunderpus photogenicus
[wunderpus]
256 Species of Family Octopodidae
(octopuses)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Abdopus abaculus mosaic drop-arm octopus Western Central Pacific. 3.3 ML
Abdopus aculeatus prickly octopus Western Central Pacific. 43 TL
Abdopus capricornicus Western Central Pacific.
Abdopus horridus Red Sea octopus Western Indian Ocean. 12 TL
Abdopus tenebricus Western Central Pacific
Abdopus tonganus Western Central Pacific
Abdopus undulatus Western Central Pacific
Adelieledone adelieana Antarctic. 16 TL
Adelieledone piatkowski Antarctic. 14 TL
Adelieledone polymorpha Antarctic knobbed octopus Atlantic Antarctic
Ameloctopus litoralis stringarm octopus Indo-West Pacific
Amphioctopus aegina sandbird octopus Indo-West Pacific 10 ML
Amphioctopus arenicola Eastern Central Pacific
Amphioctopus burryi brown-striped octopus Atlantic Ocean. 7 ML
Amphioctopus exannulatus plain-spot octopus Indo-West Pacific.
Amphioctopus fangsiao gold-spot octopus Northwest Pacific. Subtr
Amphioctopus kagoshimensis stareye octopus Northwest Pacific
Amphioctopus marginatus veined octopus Indo-West Pacific.
Amphioctopus membranaceus webfoot octopus Indo-Pacific 30 TL
Amphioctopus mototi poison ocellate octopus Pacific Ocean. 32 TL
Amphioctopus neglectus neglected ocellate octopus Indo-West Pacific.
Amphioctopus ovulum Northwest Pacific
Amphioctopus polyzenia arm-banded ocellate octopus Indo-Pacific
Amphioctopus rex King ocellate octopus Indo-West Pacific.
Amphioctopus robsoni Western Indian Ocean.
Amphioctopus siamensis Siamese ocellate octopus Indo-West Pacific.
Amphioctopus varunae Western Indian Ocean
Bathypolypus arcticus North Atlantic octopus Atlantic Ocean and the Ar 10 ML
Bathypolypus bairdii Northern Atlantic and the
Bathypolypus ergasticus Fischers' bathyal octopus Eastern Atlantic. 10 ML
Bathypolypus faeroensis Northeast Atlantic.
Bathypolypus pugniger Northern Atlantic and the
Bathypolypus rubrostictus Northwest Pacific
Bathypolypus salebrosus Northwest Pacific.
Bathypolypus sponsalis globose octopus Eastern Atlantic and the 10 ML
Bathypolypus valdiviae Valdivia bathyal octopus Southeast Atlantic and We 8 ML
Bathypurpurata profunda Purplish octopus Antarctic Atlantic
Bentheledone albida Antarctic Indian Ocean.
Bentheledone rotunda rounded octopus Antarctic Ocean.
Benthoctopus abruptus Northwest Pacific
Benthoctopus berryi Southeast Atlantic
Benthoctopus canthylus Northeast Pacific
Benthoctopus clyderoperi Southwest Pacific
Benthoctopus eureka Southwest Atlantic.
Benthoctopus fuscus Northwest Pacific
Benthoctopus hokkaidensis Northern Pacific and the
Benthoctopus johnsoniana Northeast Atlantic
Benthoctopus karubar Karubar octopus Western Central Pacific
Benthoctopus leioderma smoothskin octopus Northern Pacific and the
Benthoctopus levis Antarctic Ocean
Benthoctopus longibrachus Southeast Pacific Ocean.
Benthoctopus macrophallus Northeast Pacific.
Benthoctopus magellanicus Southeast Pacific.
Benthoctopus oregonae Western Central Atlantic
Benthoctopus oregonensis Northeast Pacific
Benthoctopus piscatorum Northeast Atlantic.
Benthoctopus profundorum Northern Pacific and the
Benthoctopus pseudonymus Eastern Atlantic.
Benthoctopus rigbyae Antarctic peninsula
Benthoctopus sibiricus Arctic Ocean.
Benthoctopus tangaroa Southwest Pacific
Benthoctopus tegginmathae deepwater octopus Southwest Pacific
Benthoctopus thielei Antarctic Indian Ocean
Benthoctopus yaquinae Northeast Pacific.
Callistoctopus alpheus Capricorn octopus Western Pacific
Callistoctopus aspilosomatis plain-body octopus Central Pacific 44 TL
Callistoctopus dierythraeus Indo-West Pacific
Callistoctopus graptus Indo-West Pacific
Callistoctopus kermadecensis Southwest Pacific
Callistoctopus lechenaultii Eastern Indian Ocean
Callistoctopus luteus small-spot octopus Western Pacific.
Callistoctopus macropus white-spotted octopus Circumglobal in warm to t 15.5 ML
Callistoctopus nocturnus Philippine octopus Western Central Pacific
Callistoctopus ornatus white-striped octopus Indo-Pacific. 13 ML
Callistoctopus rapanui Rapanui octopus Southeast Pacific
Cistopus chinensis white-spotted pouched octopus Northwest Pacific
Cistopus indicus old woman octopus Indo-West Pacific 60 TL
Cistopus taiwanicus Taiwan pouched octopus Northwest Pacific
Eledone caparti tropical octopus Eastern Atlantic 9.5 ML
Eledone cirrhosa horned octopus Northeast Atlantic and th 55 TL
Eledone gaucha Southwest Atlantic 6.5 ML
Eledone massyae combed octopus Southwest Atlantic 7.5 ML
Eledone microsicya Western Indian Ocean.
Eledone moschata musky octopus Atlantic Ocean and the Me 19.4 ML
Eledone nigra Southwest Africa. 3 DL
Eledone palari spongetip octopus Western Pacific
Eledone schultzei brush-tip octopod Southeast Atlantic 23.8 TL
Eledone thysanophora South Africa.
Enteroctopus dofleini North Pacific giant octopus Pacific Ocean 300 TL
Enteroctopus juttingi Southeast Pacific.
Enteroctopus magnificus Southern giant octopus Southeast Atlantic 167 TL
Enteroctopus megalocyathus Patagonian giant octopus Southeast Pacific and Sou 109 DL
Enteroctopus membranaceus Southeast Pacific. 8.5 DL
Enteroctopus zealandicus yellow octopus Southwest Pacific
Euaxoctopus panamensis Crescent octopus Eastern Central Pacific
Euaxoctopus pillsburyae map octopus Western Central Atlantic 20 TL
Galeoctopus lateralis sharkclub octopus Central Pacific. 3.7 ML
Graneledone antarctica Antarctic
Graneledone challengeri Western Pacific and Antar
Graneledone gonzalezi Antarctic Indian Ocean 3.35 TL
Graneledone macrotyla Antarctic waters.
Graneledone pacifica Northern Pacific.
Graneledone taniwha Southwest Pacific.
Graneledone verrucosa warty octopus Northern Atlantic and the 50 TL
Graneledone yamana Southwest Atlantic 8 ML
Hapalochlaena fasciata blue-lined octopus Southwest Pacific 15 TL
Hapalochlaena lunulata greater blue-ringed octopus Indo-West Pacific. 12 TL
Hapalochlaena maculosa Southern blue-ringed octopus Indo-West Pacific 22 TL
Hapalochlaena nierstraszi Indo-West Pacific.
Histoctopus discus Western Central Pacific
Histoctopus zipkasae zippy's octopus Western Central Pacific
Macrotritopus defilippi lilliput longarm octopus Atlantic, Indian oceans a 9 ML
Megaleledone setebos giant Antactic octopus Atlantic Ocean, Antarctic 75 DL
Muusoctopus januarii January octopus Atlantic Ocean. 7 ML
Muusoctopus robustus Eastern Pacific
Octopus alatus Northwest Pacific.
Octopus alecto snakearm octopus Eastern Central Pacific
Octopus araneoides Northwest Pacific.
Octopus arborescens Eastern Indian Ocean.
Octopus areolatus Northwest Pacific.
Octopus australis hammer octopus Western Pacific
Octopus balboai Eastern Central Pacific
Octopus berrima Southern keeled octopus Southwest Pacific.
Octopus bimaculatus California two-spot octopus Eastern Pacific. 61 TL
Octopus bimaculoides lesser twospotted octopus Eastern Pacific. 20 ML
Octopus bocki Bock's pygmy octopus Central Pacific
Octopus briareus Caribbean reef octopus Western Atlantic 100 TL
Octopus brocki Northwest Pacific.
Octopus bunurong Southern white-spot octopus Southwest Pacific.
Octopus burryi brownstriped octopus Atlantic Ocean 7 ML
Octopus californicus North Pacific bigeye octopus Eastern Pacific.
Octopus campbelli Southwest Pacific.
Octopus carolinensis Carolinian octopus Western Atlantic. 20 ML
Octopus chierchiae Eastern Pacific
Octopus conispadiceus chestnut octopus Northwest Atlantic 150 TL
Octopus cordiformis Southwest Pacific.
Octopus cyanea big blue octopus Indo-Pacific 120
Octopus defilippi Atlantic longarm octopus Atlantic Ocean. 5.5 ML
Octopus dierythraeus red-spot octopus Western Central Pacific.
Octopus diminutus Northwest Pacific
Octopus dollfusi marbled octopus Western Pacific 9 ML
Octopus favonius Western Central Pacific.
Octopus filamentosus Western Indian Ocean.
Octopus filosus bumblebee octopus Western Atlantic and Cari 7.2 ML
Octopus fitchi Lilliput octopus Eastern Pacific.
Octopus fujitai Northwest Pacific.
Octopus fusiformis Northwest Pacific
Octopus gardineri Western Indian Ocean.
Octopus gibbsi Southwest Pacific.
Octopus globosus globe octopus Indo-West Pacific 25 ML
Octopus gorgonus Western Central Pacific
Octopus graptus scribbled octopus Western Central Pacific.
Octopus harpedon Western Central Pacific
Octopus hattai Northwest Pacific.
Octopus hongkongensis Northwest Pacific.
Octopus hubbsorum Hubb's octopus Eastern Central Pacific.
Octopus humilis Western Central Pacific
Octopus huttoni Southwest Pacific
Octopus incella large-eared pika Northwest Pacific 3.1 ML
Octopus insularis Brazil reef octopus Southwest Atlantic 12 ML
Octopus joubini Atlantic pygmy octopus Western Atlantic and Cari 15 TL
Octopus kaharoa Southwest Pacific.
Octopus kaurna Southern sand octopus Southwest Pacific.
Octopus laqueus Northwest Pacific
Octopus lobensis lobed octopus Southwest Atlantic 10 ML
Octopus longispadiceus Northwest Pacific.
Octopus maorum Maori octopus Southwest Pacific.
Octopus mariles Western Central Pacific
Octopus maya Mexican four-eyed octopus Western Central Atlantic 130 TL
Octopus mercatoris Western Central Atlantic. 2 ML
Octopus mernoo Southwest Pacific.
Octopus microphthalmus Indo-West Pacific.
Octopus micropyrsus California Lilliput octopus Eastern Central Pacific.
Octopus micros
Octopus mimus Changos octopus Southeast Pacific
Octopus minor long arm octopus Northwest Pacific 70 TL
Octopus mutilans Northwest Pacific.
Octopus nanus Western Indian Ocean.
Octopus occidentalis Southeast Atlantic.
Octopus ochotensis Northwest Pacific.
Octopus oculifer Galapagos octopus Southeast Pacific 42 TL
Octopus oliveri Western Pacific
Octopus oshimai Northwest Pacific.
Octopus pallidus pale octopus Southwest Pacific. 54 TL
Octopus parvus Japanese pygmy octopus Northwest Pacific.
Octopus penicillifer Eastern Central Pacific
Octopus pentherinus Southwest Atlantic. 3.7 DL
Octopus prashadi Eastern Indian Ocean.
Octopus pricei Eastern Central Pacific.
Octopus pumilus Western Central Pacific.
Octopus pyrum Western Central Pacific.
Octopus roosevelti Eastern Central Pacific.
Octopus rubescens East Pacific red octopus Eastern Pacific. Subtrop 45 TL
Octopus salutii spider octopus Mediterranean Sea and Nor 16.5 ML
Octopus sanctaehelenae Southeast Atlantic.
Octopus sasakii Northwest Pacific.
Octopus selene moon octopus Eastern Pacific 6 ML
Octopus spinosus Northwest Pacific.
Octopus striolatus Western Pacific
Octopus superciliosus frilled pygmy octopus Eastern Indian Ocean.
Octopus taprobanensis Eastern Indian Ocean.
Octopus tehuelchus Tehuelche octopus Southwest Atlantic 20 TL
Octopus tenuipulvinus Northwest Pacific.
Octopus tetricus gloomy octopus Indo-West Pacific 80 TL
Octopus tsugarensis Northwest Pacific.
Octopus validus Northwest Pacific.
Octopus variabilis whiparm octopus Northwest Pacific 70 TL
Octopus veligero veiled octopus Eastern Pacific.
Octopus verrucosus Southeast Atlantic. 8 ML
Octopus vitiensis bighead octopus Western Central Pacific.
Octopus vulgaris common octopus Circumglobal in temperate 120 TL
Octopus warringa club pygmy octopus Southwest Pacific.
Octopus wolfi star-sucker pygmy octopus Indo-Pacific 4.5 TL
Octopus zonatus Atlantic banded squid Western Central Atlantic. 3 ML
Pareledone aequipapillae Antarctic
Pareledone albimaculata Antarctic
Pareledone antarctica Antarctic Indian Ocean.
Pareledone aurata Atlantic Antarctic
Pareledone charcoti Charcot's octopus Southwest Atlantic and An
Pareledone cornuta Atlantic Antarctic
Pareledone felix Antarctic peninsula.
Pareledone framensis Antarctic Indian Ocean.
Pareledone harrissoni Antarctic Indian Ocean.
Pareledone panchroma Antarctic
Pareledone prydzensis Antarctic Indian Ocean.
Pareledone serperastrata Atlantic Antarctic
Pareledone subtilis Antarctic
Pareledone turqueti Turquet's octopus Southern Atlantic and Ant 18 TL
Paroctopus digueti Diguet's pygmy octopus Eastern Pacific
Pinnoctopus kermadecensis Southwest Pacific
Pteroctopus eurycephala Northwest Pacific.
Pteroctopus hoylei Pacific fourhorn octopus Eastern Central Pacific.
Pteroctopus keralensis Western Indian Ocean.
Pteroctopus schmidti Dana octopus Western Atlantic. 5.7 ML
Pteroctopus tetracirrhus fourhorn octopus Atlantic and the Mediterr 13 ML
Pteroctopus witjazi Northwest Pacific.
Robsonella fontaniana small octopus Southeast Pacific
Robsonella huttoni Southwest Pacific.
Sasakiopus salebrosus rough octopus Northeast Pacific and the
Scaeurgus jumeau Southwest Pacific 4.4 ML
Scaeurgus nesisi Western Central Pacific 5.6 ML
Scaeurgus patagiatus Pacific Ocean
Scaeurgus tuber Western Pacific 2.4 ML
Scaeurgus unicirrhus unihorn octopus Atlantic, Indo-Pacific an 9 ML
Teretoctopus indicus fourpad octopus Western Indian Ocean.
Tetracheledone spinicirrhus spiny-horn octopus Western Atlantic. Tropic 26 TL
Thaumeledone brevis Southwest Atlantic
Thaumeledone gunteri Gunter's octopus Antarctic Atlantic
Thaumeledone marshalli Southwest Pacific.
Thaumeledone peninsulae Atlantic Antarctic
Thaumeledone zeiss Southwest Pacific.
Thaumoctopus mimicus mimic octopus Indo-West Pacific. 48 TL
Velodona togata angel octopus Western Indian Ocean and
Vosseledone charrua Charrua octopus Southwest Atlantic
Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis vent octopus Pacific Ocean.
Wunderpus photogenicus wunderpus Indo-West Pacific 23 TL



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