the itis logo The report logo for the ITIS data page
Go to Print Version

Octopus megalocyathus  Gould, 1852
Taxonomic Serial No.: 556143

(Download Help) Octopus megalocyathus TSN 556143

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Enteroctopus megalocyathus (Gould, 1852)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - original name/combination   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Expert: Michael J. Sweeney  
  Notes: Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Octopus megalocyathus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gould, A. A.  
  Publication Date: 1852   
  Article/Chapter Title: Mollusca and Shells   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: United States Exploring Expedition, during the years 1838-1842, 12   
  Page(s): 1-510   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: atlas of 52 plates.   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Johnson, R. I.  
  Publication Date: 1964   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Recent Mollusca of Augustus Addison Gould   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 239   
  Page(s): 182   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Octopus megalocyathus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robson, G. C.  
  Publication Date: 1929   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Monograph of the Recent Cephalopoda. Part I. Octopodinae   
  Page(s): 1-236   
  Publisher: British Museum   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  Notes: 89 figures, 7 plates   
  Reference for: Octopus megalocyathus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division:    



  Comment: Taxon Validity: [fide Robson (1929:176)]. Repository: Type lost [fide Johnson (1964:32)]. Type Locality: Orange Harbor, Tierra del Fuego  



 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN
In:  Kingdom    

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar