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

Octopus filosa  Howell, 1867
Taxonomic Serial No.: 556172

(Download Help) Octopus filosa TSN 556172

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Octopus filosus Howell, 1867
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
  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 filosa    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Howell, S. B.   
  Publication Date: 1867   
  Article/Chapter Title: Description of two new species of Cephalopods   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Journal of Conchology, 3 (2)   
  Page(s): 239-241   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Spamer, E. E. and A. E. Bogan   
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of the types of neontological Mollusca of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Part 7: Cephalopoda and Scaphopoda   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Tryonia, 24   
  Page(s): 1-13   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Octopus filosa   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Voss, G. L. and R. B. Toll / N. A. Voss, M. Veccione, R. B. Toll and M. J. Sweeney, eds.   
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: The systematics and nomenclatural status of the Octopodinae described from the western Atlantic Ocean   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systematics and Biogeography of Cephalopods. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 586 (I-II)   
  Page(s): 457-474   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, D. C., USA   
  Reference for: Octopus filosa   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division:    



  Comment: Taxon Validity: [fide Voss and Toll (1998)]. Repository: ANSP Holotype A6450 [fide Spamer and Bogan (1992)]. Type Locality: "Santa Cruz Id." [St. Croix]  
    Gender disagreement; correction manditory  



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