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

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Specimen Records:2,189Public Records:1,319
Specimens with Sequences:2,042Public Species:92
Specimens with Barcodes:2,007Public BINs:82
Species:154         
Species With Barcodes:144         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Octopodidae

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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.

Subfamilies and species

References

  1. ^ Norman, M. D.; Boucher-Rodoni, R.; Hochberg, F. G. (2009). "A new genus and two new species of mesobenthic octopuses from Australia and New Caledonia". Journal of Molluscan Studies 75 (4): 323–336. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyp027.  edit
  2. ^ Jorgensen E. M., Strugnell J. M. & Allcock A. L. (2010). "Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus of octopus, Sasakiopus (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae), from the Bering Sea, with a redescription of Sasakiopus salebrosus (Sasaki, 1920)". Journal of Molluscan Studies 76(1): 57-66. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyp046.
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