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Macroctopus maorum Maori Octopus

Macroctopus maorumis commonly referred to as Maori Octopus. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Maori Octopus,2018


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lexID:
8941 
AphiaID:
535605 
Scientific:
Macroctopus maorum 
German:
Maori Octopus 
English:
Maori Octopus 
Category:
Cephalopoda 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Octopoda (Order) > Octopodidae (Family) > Macroctopus (Genus) > maorum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Hutton, ), 1880 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Australia, New Zealand, South-Pazific, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 549 Meter 
Size:
up to 35.43" (90 cm) 
Temperature:
51.8 °F - 62.6 °F (11°C - 17°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Predatory 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-04-27 20:54:58 

Info

Macroctopus maorum (Hutton, 1880)

Macroctopus maorum lives around reef in New Zealand and southern Australia.The Maori octopus feeds mainly on crustaceans.The total length is 2 m.This octopus grows to a body mass of 12 kg.The body is more grey-purple in colour.

The reef octopus Macroctopus maorum seeks an existing cavity in the rock with a very narrow opening.

Synonyms:
Octopus communis
Octopus flindersi
Octopus maorum

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Coleoidea (Subclass) > Octopodiformes (Superorder) > Octopoda (Order) > Incirrata (Suborder) > Octopodoidea (Superfamily) > Octopodidae (Family) > Macroctopus (Genus) > Macroctopus maorum (Species)

External links

  1. Homepage Dr. Paddy Ryan (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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