Species catalogue

Octopus

Order Cephalopoda
Family Octopodidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc. Mantle elongate oval. Head small with inconspicuous eyes; no eye cirrus. Arms moderately long and stout, dorsal arms much the shortest; mantle, head, and arms covered dorsally with numerous, large warts interspersed with smaller papillae, each unit bordered by a darkly pigmented line, giving a distinct reticulate pattern. Maximum mantle length 9 cm, weight 0.2 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
OQU
Specie
Octopus dollfusi
Type
Molluscs
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Octopus
China 弯斑蛸
France Poulpe nain
Italy Polpo atlantico
Portugal Polvo
United Kingdom Octopus
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Trawls

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