Amphioctopus fangsiao

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Amphioctopus fangsiao
Octopus ocellatus (catch).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae
Genus: Amphioctopus
A. fangsiao
Binomial name
Amphioctopus fangsiao
(d'Orbigny, 1839)
  • Amphioctopus areolatus (de Haan, 1839)
  • Octopus areolatus de Haan, 1839
  • Octopus brocki Ortmann, 1888
  • Octopus fangsiao d'Orbigny, 1839
  • Octopus fangsiao etchuanus Sasaki, 1929
  • Octopus ocellatus Gray, 1849[1]

Amphioctopus fangsiao, called webfoot octopus,[2] is a species of octopus, a cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus.[3] It is found in the Pacific Ocean, including off the coasts of New Zealand.[4]


This species occurs in the Philippine Sea, the northwest Pacific and off Japan (Osaka Bay)

Culinary use[edit]

In Korea, Amphioctopus fangsiao is called jukkumi (주꾸미) or jjukkumi (쭈꾸미) and is often stir-fried in spicy gochujang-based sauce.[5][6]


  1. ^ "UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO) - Amphioctopus fangsiao (d'Orbigny, 1839)". 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  2. ^ "Webfoot octopus". FishSource. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  3. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Amphioctopus fangsiao (d'Orbigny, 1839)". 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  4. ^ "Global Barcode Of Life Data Mirror". Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  5. ^ Chakraborty, Shruti (3 March 2016). "Seoul Food: Hitting the streets in search of Octopus". The Indian Express. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  6. ^ Lee, Cecilia Hae-Jin (30 April 2015). "All-you-can-eat Korean BBQ at Jjukku Jjukku". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 April 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Norman M.D. & Hochberg F.G. (2005) The current state of Octopus taxonomy. Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin 66:127–154.
  • Furuya, H. (2006). Three new species of dicyemid mesozoans (Phylum Dicyemida) from Amphioctopus fangsiao (Mollusca: Cephalopoda), with comments on the occurrence patterns of dicyemids. Zoological Science 23: 105–119.

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