Amphioctopus fangsiao

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Amphioctopus fangsiao
Octopus ocellatus (catch).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae
Genus: Amphioctopus
Species: 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 is a species of octopus, a cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus.[2] It is found in the Pacific Ocean, including off the coasts of New Zealand.[3]

In Korea, this octopus is eaten by boiling alive in soup.


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


  1. ^ "UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO) - Amphioctopus fangsiao (d'Orbigny, 1839)". 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  2. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Amphioctopus fangsiao (d'Orbigny, 1839)". 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Global Barcode Of Life Data Mirror". Retrieved 2011-08-27. 

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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