Benthoctopus


Benthoctopus

Taxobox
name = "Benthoctopus"



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image_caption = "Benthoctopus" sp. and clam on the Davidson Seamount at 1,461 m depth
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Cephalopoda
subclassis = Coleoidea
infraclassis = Neocoleoidea
superordo = Octopodiformes
ordo = Octopoda
subordo = Incirrina
familia = Octopodidae
subfamilia = Bathypolypodinae
genus = "Benthoctopus"
genus_authority = Grimpe, 1921
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision =Around 25, see text.
synonyms =

"Benthoctopus" is a genus of octopuses comprising around 25 species. It is thus the most species-rich genus of the deep-sea subfamily Bathypolypodinae. They seem to occur worldwide, and most specimens have been brought up from depths of 200-3,000 m.Ibáñez "et al." (2006)] __TOC__

pecies

New species are being described at a rate of approximately 1-2 per year on average.
*"Benthoctopus abruptus"
*"Benthoctopus berryi"
*"Benthoctopus canthylus"
*"Benthoctopus clyderoperi"
*"Benthoctopus ergasticus"
*"Benthoctopus eureka" (= "B. hyadesi"; tentatively placed here)
*"Benthoctopus fuscus" ("nomen dubium")
*"Benthoctopus hokkaidensis"
*"Benthoctopus januarii" – January Octopus
*"Benthoctopus karubar"
*"Benthoctopus leioderma" – Smoothskin Octopus
*"Benthoctopus levis"
*"Benthoctopus longibrachus"
*"Benthoctopus lothei" ("nomen dubium")
*"Benthoctopus macrophallus"
*"Benthoctopus magellanicus" ("nomen dubium"; tentatively placed here)
*"Benthoctopus oregonae"
*"Benthoctopus oregonensis"
*"Benthoctopus piscatorum"
*"Benthoctopus profundorum"
*"Benthoctopus pseudonymus" ("nomen dubium")
*"Benthoctopus robustus"
*"Benthoctopus sibiricus"
*"Benthoctopus tangaroa"
*"Benthoctopus tegginmathae"
*"Benthoctopus thielei"
*"Benthoctopus yaquinae"
*"Benthoctopus" sp. A "Villarroel "et al." 2001"
*"Benthoctopus" sp. B "Villarroel "et al." 2001"
*"Benthoctopus" cf. "januarii" "Nesis 1973" (may be "B. januarii or B. longibrachus")

Footnotes

References

* (2006): A new species of "Benthoctopus" Grimpe, 1921 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) from the southeastern Pacific Ocean. "Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington" 119(3): 355–364. DOI: 10.2988/0006-324X(2006)119 [355:ANSOBG] 2.0.CO;2 [http://www.bioone.org/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.2988%2F0006-324X(2006)119%5B355%3AANSOBG%5D2.0.CO%3B2 HTML abstract]

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