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 (Benthoctopus) 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   |   NPAC   |   SPAC   |   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
Benthoctopus abruptus100
Benthoctopus canthylus100
Benthoctopus eicomar110
Benthoctopus eureka111
Benthoctopus fuscus100
Benthoctopus hokkaidensis100
Benthoctopus johnsonianus111
Benthoctopus karubar100
Benthoctopus leioderma100
Benthoctopus levis111
Benthoctopus oregonae100
Benthoctopus oregonensis110
Benthoctopus rigbyae111
Benthoctopus robustus100
Benthoctopus sibiricus100
Benthoctopus thielei110
Benthoctopus yaquinae111

Last Updated:   2020-Nov-06