Octopus macropus

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Atlantic white-spotted octopus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae
Genus: Octopus
Species: O. macropus
Binomial name
Octopus macropus
Risso, 1826
  • Octopus alderii Verany, 1851
  • Octopus bermudensis Hoyle, 1885
  • Octopus chromatus Heilprin, 1888
  • Octopus didynamus Rafinesque, 1814
  • Octopus frayedus Rafinesque, 1814
  • Octopus granosus Blainville, 1826
  • Octopus heteropus Rafinesque, 1814
  • Octopus longimanus Férussac, 1839 in Férussac & d'Orbigny, 1834–1848
  • Octopus macropodus SanGiovanni, 1829
  • Octopus verrilli palliata Robson, 1929
  • Tremoctopus scalenus Hoyle, 1904
Octopus macropus

Octopus macropus, also known as the Atlantic white-spotted octopus, white-spotted octopus,[1] grass octopus or grass scuttle, is an octopus species native to at least the Mediterranean Sea.[1] A similar octopus from the Caribbean Sea has sometimes been identified as O. macropus, although the relationship between the two taxa remains unresolved.[1]

Octopus macropus grows to 20 cm in mantle length with a total length of 150 cm [2]


  1. ^ a b c Norman, M.D. 2000. Cephalopods: A World Guide. ConchBooks.
  2. ^ http://wildlife-archipelago.gr/wordpress/marine-inverts/white-spotted-octopus-octopus-macropus/

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