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Bathypolypus valdiviae
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Bathypolypodidae
Robson, 1929
Genus: Bathypolypus
Grimpe, 1921[1]
Type species
Octopus arcticus
(Fabricius, 1777)

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  • Atlantoctopus Grimpe, 1921
  • Benthoctopus Grimpe, 1921

Bathypolypus is a genus of octopuses in the monotypic family Bathypolypodidae. It has five described species.


Species in the genus Bathypolypus include:



  1. ^ Grimpe, G. (1921). "Teuthologische mitteilungen. VII. Systematische übersicht der nordsee-cephalopoden". Zoologischer Anzeiger, 52(12/13), 299.
  2. ^ P. Bouchet; S. Gofas (2015). "Bathypolypus Grimpe, 1921". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  3. ^ Kaneko, N. & Kubodera, T. (2008). "Two new species of pygmy octopuses (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) from deep water off the Ryukyu Archipelago, southern Japan." Molluscan Research 28(3): 145–157.
  4. ^ Jorgensen E. M., Strugnell J. M. & Allcock A. L. (2010). "Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus of octopus, Sasakiopus (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae), from the Bering Sea, with a redescription of Sasakiopus salebrosus (Sasaki, 1920)". Journal of Molluscan Studies 76(1): 57-66. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyp046.

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