day octopus (Octopus cyanea)
Français : Accouplement de poulpes de récif Octopus cyanea à la Réunion.
Date 25 July 2012, 11:12:46
Source Don de l'auteur
Author Philippe Bourjon
The big blue octopus or day octopus (Octopus cyanea) is an octopus in the family Octopodidae. It occurs in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Hawaii to the eastern coast of Africa. Octopus cyanea grows to 16 cm in mantle length with arms to at least 80 cm. This octopus was described initially by the British zoologist John Edward Gray in 1849; the type specimen was collected off Australia and is at the Natural History Museum in London.
Species: Octopus cyanea Gray, 1849
Callistoctopus magnocellatus Taki, 1964
Octopus cyaneus Gray, 1849
Octopus cyanea var. gracilis Robson, 1929
Octopus glaber Wülker, 1920
Octopus herdmani Hoyle, 1904
Octopus horsti Joubin, 1898
Octopus marmoratus Hoyle, 1885
Sepia barffi Curtiss, 1938