Octopus wolfi

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Octopus wolfi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae
Genus: Octopus
Species:
O. wolfi
Binomial name
Octopus wolfi
(Wülker, 1913) [1]
Synonyms

Polypus wolfi Wülker, 1913

Octopus wolfi, the star-sucker pygmy octopus, is the smallest known octopus. It is found in fairly shallow waters in the western Pacific. It is characterised by a pattern of "papillate fringes" around the edge of the suckers near the arm tip.[2]

Its length is less than 2.5 cm (1 in) and it weighs less than 1 g (0.04 oz). It is found in the western Pacific Ocean at depths between 10 and 100 ft (3 and 30 m).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, Philippe (2010). "Octopus wolfi (Wülker, 1913)". World Register of Marine Species. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee. 342047. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  2. ^ Roper, C.F.E.; Mangold, K.M. (1991). "Octopus schultzei (Hoyle, 1910): a redescription with designation of Aphrodoctopus new genus (Cephalopoda; Octopodinae)". Bulletin of Marine Science.
  3. ^ Main, Douglas (10 August 2015). "Octopus wolfi". Newsweek: Tech and Science. Retrieved 1 May 2017.