Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Cephalopoda > Subclass Coleoidea > Superorder Octopodiformes > Order Octopoda > Suborder Incirrata > Superfamily Argonautoidea > Family Ocythoidae > Genus Ocythoe

Ocythoe tuberculata Rafinesque, 1814

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OcythoeRafinesque, 1814accepted genus name

Species group names

Octopus carenae Vérany, 1839 synonym
Octopus catenulatus Philippi, 1844 synonym
Octopus reticularis Petangna, 1828 synonym
Octopus veranyi Wagner, 1829 synonym
Tremoctopus doderleini Ortmann, 1888 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: tuberculate octopus sources: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
 Greek: Ανισοπλόκαμο χταπόδι


original description

Di Geronimo I. & La Perna R. (1997). Pleistocene bathyal molluscan assemblages from southern Italy. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 103(3): 389-426

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

additional source

Spencer, H.G.; Marshall, B.A.; Maxwell, P.A.; Grant-Mackie, J.A.; Stilwell, J.D.; Willan, R.C.; Campbell, H.J.; Crampton, J.S.; Henderson, R.A.; Bradshaw, M.A.; Waterhouse, J.B.; Pojeta, J. Jr (2009). Phylum Mollusca: chitons, clams, tusk shells, snails, squids, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 161-254.

additional source

Judkins, H. L., M. Vecchione, and C. F. E. Roper. 2009. Cephalopoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 701–709 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM)

additional source

Abbott R. T. (1974) American seashells. The marine mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific coast of North America. ed. 2. Van Nostrand, New York. 663 pp., 24 pls. [October 1974]

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (49 publications)
GenBank (6 nucleotides; 2 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Ocythoe tuberculata Rafinesque, 1814. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140610




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