Eledone caparti

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Eledone caparti
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Eledonidae
Genus: Eledone
Species: E. caparti
Binomial name
Eledone caparti
Adam 1950[1]

Eledone caparti is a rare and little known species of benthic octopus from the Atlantic Ocean off the south-west coast of Africa.[2] The egg masses of Eledone caparti have been found in the dissected stomachs of blue sharks.[3]


  1. ^ Adam W. 1950 Notes sur les Cephalopodes, XXII.- Deux nouvelles especes de la cote africaine occidentale Bulletin du Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, 26 (45) 1-9
  2. ^ http://iobis.marine.rutgers.edu/OBISSTG/ObisControllerServlet?searchCategory=/AdvancedSearchServlet&genus=Eledone&species=caparti&Subspecies=&sciname=Eledone%20caparti&comName=null&organismType=an%20octopus&nameVerifiedBy=Catalogue%20of%20Life;%20CephBase;%20Wood,%20James&nameAttributionUrl=%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3CA+href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cephbase.dal.ca%2F+%22+class%3D%27in-link%27+target%3D%22_blank%22%3ECephBase%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B[dead link]
  3. ^ Nesis, K.N & Nigmatullin, C.M 1978 A record of egg masses of the bottom octopus Eledone caparti in the stomachs of blue sharks Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 57(9):1324-1329 (Russian with English summary)