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Octopus vulgaris  Cuvier, 1797
Taxonomic Serial No.: 82603

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Octopus vulgaris americanus D'Orbigny, 1842 In R. de la Sagra, 1838-1857
    Octopus rugosus (Bosc, 1792)
    Octopus vulgare Cuvier, 1797
    Octopus brevitentaculatus Blainville, 1826
    Octopus cassiopeia Gray, 1849
    Octopus coerulescentes Arbanasich, 1895
    Sepia granulata Bosc, 1792
    Octopus granulatus Lamarck, 1798
    Octopus incertus Targioni-Tozzetti, 1869
    Sepia rugosa Bosc, 1792
    Octopus niger Risso, 1854
    Octopus troscheli Targioni-Tozzetti, 1869
    Octopus tuberculatus Blainville, 1826
    Octopus tuberculatus Risso, 1826
    Octopus ruber Rafinesque, 1814
    Octopus tetradynamus Rafinesque, 1814
  Common Name(s): common octopus [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumMollusca  – mollusques, molusco, molluscs, mollusks  
                ClassCephalopoda Cuvier, 1797 – octopuses, squids, calmars, encornets, pieuvres, poulpes, náutilo, polvo, cefalopode, lula  
                   SubclassColeoidea Bather, 1888  
                      SuperorderOctobrachia Fioroni, 1981  
                         OrderOctopoda Leach, 1818  
                            SuborderIncirrina Grimpe, 1916  
                               FamilyOctopodidae D'Orbigny, 1839-1842 in Férussac and D'Orbigny, 1834-1848  
                                  SubfamilyOctopodinae Grimpe, 1921  
                                     GenusOctopus Cuvier, 1797  
                                        SpeciesOctopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 – common octopus  

  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 vulgaris    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Octopus vulgaris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cuvier, G.  
  Publication Date: 1797   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Tableau elementaire de l'histoire naturelle des animaux   
  Page(s): 710   
  Publication Place: Paris, France   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Sweeney, M. J. and C. F. E. Roper / N. A. Voss, M. Vecchione, R. B. Toll and M. J. Sweeney, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Classification, type localities and type repositories of recent Cephalopoda   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systematics and Biogeography of Cephalopods. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 586 (I-II)   
  Page(s): 561-599   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, D. C., USA   
  Reference for: Octopus vulgaris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turgeon, D. D., A. E. Bogan, E. V. Coan, W. K. Emerson, W. G. Lyons, W. Pratt, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1988   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication 16   
  Page(s): vii + 277   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-913235-47-4, 0097-0638  
  Reference for: Octopus vulgaris   

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  Comment: Taxon Validity: [see ICZN (1954:278)]. Repository: MNHN Neotype [fide Hochberg and Mangold (In press)]. Type Locality: Type Locality unresolved  



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