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Synonyms: Ortopus; Pseudoctopus; Tritaxeopus

Wikipedia Abstract

The octopus (/ˈɒktəpʊs/ or /ˈɒktəpəs/; plural: octopuses, octopodes or octopi; see below) is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda. It has two eyes and four pairs of arms and, like other cephalopods, it is bilaterally symmetric. It has a beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms. It has no internal or external skeleton (although some species have a vestigial remnant of a shell inside their mantles), allowing it to squeeze through tight places. Octopuses are among the most intelligent and behaviorally diverse of all invertebrates.
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Octopus alatus
Octopus alecto
Octopus aranea
Octopus araneoides
Octopus arborescens
Octopus argus
Octopus australis
Octopus balboai
Octopus berenice
Octopus berrima
Octopus bimaculatus (california two-spot octopus)
Octopus bimaculoides (California two-spot octopus)
Octopus bocki (Bali octopus)
Octopus brachiotomus
Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus) (Attributes)
Octopus bulbus
Octopus californicus (North Pacific bigeye octopus)
Octopus campbelli
Octopus cephea
Octopus chierchiae
Octopus chuni
Octopus ciliatus
Octopus conispadiceus (chestnut octopus)
Octopus cortezi
Octopus cyanea (big blue octopus)
Octopus diminutus
Octopus exannolatus
Octopus favonius
Octopus filamentosus
Octopus fitchi (lilliput octopus)
Octopus fujitai
Octopus gardineri
Octopus globosus
Octopus gorgonus
Octopus guangdongenis
Octopus harpedon
Octopus hattai
Octopus hawaiiensis
Octopus hoeki
Octopus hongkongensis
Octopus hubbsorum
Octopus humilis
Octopus hummelincki (bumblebee octopus)
Octopus huttoni
Octopus hyalinus
Octopus incella
Octopus inconspicuus
Octopus insignis
Octopus insularis
Octopus jollyorum
Octopus joubini (Atlantic pygmy octopus) (Attributes)
Octopus kaharoa
Octopus kapalae
Octopus kaurna (Southern Sand Octopus)
Octopus laqueus
Octopus longispadiceus
Octopus madokai
Octopus mariles
Octopus maya (Mexican four-eyed octopus)
Octopus medoria
Octopus mernoo
Octopus microphthalmus
Octopus micropyrsus
Octopus micros
Octopus mimus
Octopus minor (Korean common octopus)
Octopus monterosatoi
Octopus moschites
Octopus mutilans
Octopus nanhaiensis
Octopus nanus
Octopus niveus
Octopus occidentalis
Octopus ochotensis
Octopus oculifer
Octopus oliveri
Octopus oshimai
Octopus pallidus
Octopus parvus
Octopus penicillifer
Octopus peronii
Octopus prashadi
Octopus pricei
Octopus profundicola
Octopus pumilus
Octopus pyrum
Octopus rubescens (East Pacific red octopus)
Octopus salutii (spider octopus)
Octopus sanctaehelenae
Octopus saphenia
Octopus sasakii
Octopus selene (moon octopus)
Octopus sinensis
Octopus spinosus
Octopus stictochrus
Octopus superciliosus
Octopus taganga
Octopus tayrona
Octopus tehuelchus (Tehuelche octopus)
Octopus tenuipulvinus
Octopus tetricus (gloomy octopus)
Octopus tsugarensis
Octopus validus
Octopus variabilis
Octopus veligero (veiled octopus)
Octopus ventricosus
Octopus venustus
Octopus verrucosus
Octopus vitiensis
Octopus vulgare
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus) (Attributes)
Octopus warringa
Octopus winckworth
Octopus wolfi
Octopus yendoi
Octopus zonatus (Atlantic banded octopus)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0