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Amphioctopus marginatus Veined octopus, Coconut Octopus

Amphioctopus marginatusis commonly referred to as Veined octopus, Coconut Octopus. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
2590 
AphiaID:
534099 
Scientific:
Amphioctopus marginatus 
German:
Ader- oder Venen-Tintenfisch 
English:
Veined Octopus, Coconut Octopus 
Category:
Cephalopoda 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Octopoda (Order) > Octopodidae (Family) > Amphioctopus (Genus) > marginatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Taki, ), 1964 
Occurrence:
Kuwait, Djibouti, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Hong Kong, Eritrea, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Celebes Sea, China, Egypt, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Japan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Northern Territory (Australia), Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Queensland (Australia), Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, South-Africa, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, Vietnam, Western Australia, Western Pacific Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 190 Meter 
Size:
5.91" - 9.06" (15cm - 23cm) 
Temperature:
77 °F - 84.2 °F (25°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crabs, Food specialist, Schrimps 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-31 21:10:14 

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Amphioctopus marginatus (Iw. Taki, 1964)

Medium size octopus, typical colour pattern with dark ramified lines similar to veins. White suckers, contrasted against the usually dark colour of the tentacles. In many colour displays a trapezoidal lighter area can be seen immediately below the eye. Often yellow funnel. Body 8 cm, tentacles 15 cm.

Synonymised names:
Octopus marginatus Taki, 1964 (original combination)
Octopus striolatus Dong, 1976 (synonym)

External links

  1. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Copyright Bo Davidsson, Schweden
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Copyright Dr. Paddy Ryan
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Copyright Ole Johann Brett, Norwegen
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Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) Makawide Island, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, INDONESIA 2009
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Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) , Tanjung Tebal, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, INDONESIA 2009
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Copyright Bo Davidsson, Schweden
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Copyright Bo Davidsson, Schweden
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Copyright Dr. Paddy Ryan
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Copyright Dr. Paddy Ryan
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Copyright Ole Johann Brett, Norwegen
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