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Molluscs of Tasmania

Octopodidae – Octopodinae: Octopus kaurna Stranks, 1990 (‘southern sand octopus’)

Synonym(s): kaurna Stranks, 1990.
Typical body-length 400 mm. Lives subtidally in sand, emerging at night to feed. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA).


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

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