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Molluscs of Tasmania

Octopodidae – Octopodinae: Octopus superciliosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 (‘frilled pygmy octopus’)

Synonym(s): superciliosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 westerniensis D’Orbigny, 1834 duplex Hoyle, 1885.
Typical body-length 80 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore on sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC).


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

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