Octopodidae – Octopodinae: Macroctopus maorum (Hutton, 1880) (‘Maori octopus’)
Synonym(s): maorum Hutton, 1880 flindersi Cotton, 1932.
Typical body-length 900 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore on sand. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA); also New Zealand.
Localities for Macroctopus maorum
Eddystone Point (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
Huon Estuary: Deep Bay
King Island (unlocalised)
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Mortimer Bay (unlocalised)
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
St Helens Point
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point