Molecular/Barcoding Data

This page is an in-development cooperative work with SCOR WG157 (MetaZooGene,   The "MZG" plots and information tables below summarize known observations of this taxa (Octopus) and locations associated with GenBank barcodes for this taxa or taxa group (red stars).   Additional information on this taxa is available at

Map Views:   [   World   |   Arctic   |   NATL   |   Mediterranean   |   SATL   |   NPAC   |   SPAC   |   Indian Ocean   |   Southern   ]

In the map above, light blue circles indicate where this taxa has been observed in COPEPOD or OBIS.
Red stars indicate locations where genus-level or species-level barcoding samples exist in GenBank or BOLD.

The table below shows the values plotted in the bargraph above.   Ocean columns indicate taxa has been observed in that ocean.

Sibling-taxa of this
# of Species
Observed in
# of Species
barcoded in
# of these
with GeoLocation
Octopus alatus100
Octopus alecto110
Octopus aranea100
Octopus araneoides100
Octopus arborescens100
Octopus australis100
Octopus balboai100
Octopus bandensis100
Octopus berenice100
Octopus berrima100
Octopus bimaculatus111
Octopus bimaculoides111
Octopus bocki111
Octopus briareus111
Octopus bunurong100
Octopus californicus111
Octopus campbelli110
Octopus chierchiae110
Octopus conispadiceus110
Octopus cyanea111
Octopus elegans100
Octopus filamentosus100
Octopus fitchi110
Octopus fusiformis110
Octopus gardineri100
Octopus globosus100
Octopus gorgonus100
Octopus hongkongensis110
Octopus hubbsorum111
Octopus humilis100
Octopus hummelincki111
Octopus huttoni110
Octopus incella110
Octopus insularis111
Octopus jollyorum110
Octopus joubini111
Octopus kaharoa100
Octopus kaurna110
Octopus laqueus111
Octopus longispadiceus110
Octopus mariles100
Octopus maya111
Octopus mercatoris110
Octopus mernoo110
Octopus microphthalmus100
Octopus micropyrsus110
Octopus mimus111
Octopus minor100
Octopus nanhaiensis110
Octopus nierstraszi100
Octopus niveus100
Octopus occidentalis100
Octopus ochotensis100
Octopus oculifer110
Octopus oliveri110
Octopus pallidus110
Octopus parvus110
Octopus penicillifer100
Octopus prashadi100
Octopus pricei100
Octopus pumilus100
Octopus pusillus100
Octopus pyrum100
Octopus rubescens111
Octopus salutii111
Octopus sasakii110
Octopus selene100
Octopus spinosus100
Octopus stictochrus100
Octopus superciliosus100
Octopus taganga110
Octopus tayrona110
Octopus tehuelchus110
Octopus tetricus111
Octopus teuthoides100
Octopus tsugarensis100
Octopus validus100
Octopus variabilis110
Octopus variolatus100
Octopus veligero111
Octopus vitiensis100
Octopus vulgaris111
Octopus warringa100
Octopus wolfi110
Octopus yendoi100
Octopus zonatus100

Last Updated:   2020-Nov-06