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