Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Cephalopoda > Subclass Coleoidea > Infraclass Octopodiformes > Order Octopoda > Suborder Incirrata > Superfamily Octopodoidea > Family Octopodidae > Genus Octopus

Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OctopusCuvier, 1797accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: likurishtja; oktapodi i zakonshëm; tetëkëmbëshi sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Danish: Alm. ottearmet blæksprutte; almindelig ottearmet blæksprutte sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: achtarm; gewone achtarm sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.;Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.
 English: common octopus; scuttle sources: Ly B., Diop M., Girardin M.,Guide et nomenclature nationale commerciale des espèces marines (poissons, crustacès et mollusques) pechèes en Mauritanie
 English-United States: Common Octopus sources: Charles Hussey
 French: pieuvre; poulpe; poulpe commun; poulpe de roche sources: Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.;Ly B., Diop M., Girardin M.,Guide et nomenclature nationale commerciale des espèces marines (poissons, crustacès et mollusques) pechèes en Mauritanie
 Galician: polvo sources: Ly B., Diop M., Girardin M.,Guide et nomenclature nationale commerciale des espèces marines (poissons, crustacès et mollusques) pechèes en Mauritanie
 German: gemeiner Krake; gewöhnlicher Krake; Krake sources: Ly B., Diop M., Girardin M.,Guide et nomenclature nationale commerciale des espèces marines (poissons, crustacès et mollusques) pechèes en Mauritanie
 Greek: Χταπόδι sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Hassanya: azeiz sources: Ly B., Diop M., Girardin M.,Guide et nomenclature nationale commerciale des espèces marines (poissons, crustacès et mollusques) pechèes en Mauritanie
 Italian: polpo di scoglio sources: Ly B., Diop M., Girardin M.,Guide et nomenclature nationale commerciale des espèces marines (poissons, crustacès et mollusques) pechèes en Mauritanie
 Japanese: ma-dako tako sources: Ly B., Diop M., Girardin M.,Guide et nomenclature nationale commerciale des espèces marines (poissons, crustacès et mollusques) pechèes en Mauritanie
 Portuguese: polvo-vulgar sources: Ly B., Diop M., Girardin M.,Guide et nomenclature nationale commerciale des espèces marines (poissons, crustacès et mollusques) pechèes en Mauritanie
 Russian: obiknovenniy osminog; obiknovenniy shprot sources: Ly B., Diop M., Girardin M.,Guide et nomenclature nationale commerciale des espèces marines (poissons, crustacès et mollusques) pechèes en Mauritanie
 Spanish, Castillian: pulpo; pulpo común

Literature

basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

basis of record

Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney & C.E. Nauen (1984). FAO Species catalogue. Vol 3. Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries. FAO Fish. Synop. (125), Vol 3: 277 p.

additional source

Norman M.D. & Hochberg F.G. (2005) The current state of Octopus taxonomy. Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin 66:127–154.

additional source

ITIS database

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Taxonomy

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Gofas, S. (2012). Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140605

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