Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

The systematics of the Octopodidae is in a thoroughly unsettled state and the group is very much in need of systematic revision. Three subfamilies exist. Octopodinae, Eledoninae, and Bathypolypodinae (see generic list); separated by relatively minor characters, they all are easily recognizable as octopuses. There are 21 currently accepted genera in this large family, however, only Octopus commonly supports major fisheries.
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 2223
Specimens with Sequences: 2071
Specimens with Barcodes: 2032
Species: 149
Species With Barcodes: 140
Public Records: 1319
Public Species: 89
Public BINs: 82
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Genomic DNA is available from 10 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Wikipedia

Octopodidae

Octopodidae is the family containing the majority of known octopus species.

Genera[edit]

The World Register of Marine Species lists the following genera:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, Philippe (2014). "Octopodidae d'Orbigny, 1839". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
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