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Molluscs of Tasmania

Octopodidae – Octopodinae: Hapalochlaena maculosa (Hoyle, 1883) (‘southern blue-ringed octopus’)

Synonym(s): maculosa Hoyle, 1883.

Typical body-length 180 mm. Lives subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Octopoda
Superfamily: Incirrata
Family: Octopodidae
Subfamily: Octopodinae
Genus: Hapalochlaena

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