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

Tremoctopus violaceus Delle Chiaje, 1830

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Tremoctopusdelle Chiaje, 1830accepted genus name
Octopus (Philonexis) d'Orbigny, 1835 synonym
Philonexis d'Orbigny, 1835 synonym

Species group names

Octopus (Philonexis) atlanticus d'Orbigny, 1834 synonym
Octopus (Philonexis) quoyanus d'Orbigny, 1834 synonym
Octopus koellikeri Vérany, 1851 synonym
Octopus microstomus Reynaud, 1830 synonym
Octopus semipalmatus Owen, 1836 synonym
Octopus velatus Rang, 1837 synonym
Octopus velifer de Férussac, 1835 synonym
Ocythoe mezzaro Risso, 1854 synonym
Ocythoe velata Risso, 1854 synonym
Philonexis velifer de Férussac & d'Orbigny, 1840 synonym
Tremoctopus hirondellei Joubin, 1895 synonym
Tremoctopus ocellatus Brock, 1882 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: common blanket octopus; palmate octopus sources: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
 Greek: Χταπόδι παλάμη


original description

Delle Chiaje S. 1823-1831. Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4). Vol. 1, pp. i-xii, 1-84 [1823], pp. 1-184 [1824]; vol. 2, pp. [1-4] + 185-224 [1825], pp. 225-444 [1826]; vol. 3, pp. i-xx, pp. 1-232 [1828]; vol. 4, pp. i-vii [1831], 1-116 [1830], pp. 117-214 [1831]; pl. 1-4; pl. 1-69 [date?], pl. 70-109 [1830][dates according to Sherborn, 1922]

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

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

ITIS database





External Links

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (131 publications)
GenBank (9 nucleotides; 6 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Tremoctopus violaceus Delle Chiaje, 1830. 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:141694




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