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Molluscs of Tasmania

Octopodidae – Bathypolypodinae: Benthoctopus unplaced (‘unplaced Benthoctopus octopus’)



Typical mantle-length 40 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW and TAS). In Tasmanian waters, this species occurs well offshore, with available records all from off the south coast.


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Octopoda
Superfamily: Incirrata
Family: Enteroctopodidae
Genus: Benthoctopus

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available