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Molluscs of Tasmania

Octopodidae – Octopodinae: Octopus bunurong Stranks, 1990 (‘southern white-spot octopus’)

Synonym(s): bunurong Stranks, 1990.
Typical body-length 420 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand, emerging at night to feed. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).


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

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