Octopus australis

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Octopus australis


Taxonavigation: Incirrina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Cephalopoda
Subclassis: Coleoidea
Cohors: Neocoleoidea
Superordo: Octopodiformes
Ordo: Octopoda
Subordo: Incirrina

Familia: Octopodidae
Subfamilia: Octopodinae
Genus: Octopus
Species: Octopus australis



Octopus australis Hoyle, 1885: 224

Lectotype: BMNH. 1889.4.24.28-29 [fide Stranks & Norman 1993: 350].

Type locality: Port Jackson, eastern Australia.

Primary references

  • Hoyle, W.E. 1885: Diagnoses of New Species of Cephalopoda Collected During the Cruise of H.M.S. "Challenger" -I. The Octopoda. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (series 5) 15: 222–236.


  • Tait, R.W. 1982: A taxonomic revision of Octopus australis Hoyle, 1885 (Octopodidae: Cephalopoda), with a redescription of the species. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, ( 43 ): 15–24. BHL
  • Toll, R.B. 1991: A note on supposed homonyms of Octopus australis Hoyle, 1885, with comments on Octopus campbelli Smith, 1902 (Cephalopoda: Octopodinae). Nautilus 105(3): 116-117. BHL Reference page