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Molluscs of Tasmania

Amphitretidae: Amphitretus pelagicus Hoyle, 1885 (‘telescope octopus’)

Synonym(s): pelagicus Hoyle, 1885.

Typical mantle-length 80 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in eastern Australia (QLD, NSW and TAS); also the Southern Ocean.


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Octopoda
Superfamily: Incirrata
Family: Amphitretidae
Genus: Amphitretus

Localities for Amphitretus pelagicus
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