The Shallow-water Octopuses (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) of the Philippines

  title={The Shallow-water Octopuses (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) of the Philippines},
  author={M. D. Norman and M. Sweeney},
  journal={Invertebrate Systematics},
  • M. D. Norman, M. Sweeney
  • Published 1997
  • Biology
  • Invertebrate Systematics
  • The shallow-water octopuses of the Philippines are diagnosed on the basis of material collected in a series of expeditions by the Smithsonian Institution to the region between 1978 and 1990. Twenty species of shallow-water octopuses are recognised, 18 in the genus Octopus, and one species each in the genera Hapalochlaena and Cistopus. Three new species are described from Philippine waters: Octopus abaculus, O. nocturnus and O. pumilus. Octopuses reported in the earlier work of G. L. Voss on the… CONTINUE READING
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