Octopus oculifer (Hoyle, 1904)
Galapagos octopus
photo by FAO

Family:  Octopodidae (octopuses), subfamily: Octopodinae
Max. size:  42 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Galapagos.
Biology:  Mantle length is 12 cm. Small-scale commercial harvest is mainly for human consumption and as bait (Ref. 96968).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 08 April 2016 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 26.07.22

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