Systematics, Distribution, and Biology of Cephalopods of the Genus Tremoctopus (Octopoda: Tremoctopodidae)
Abstract:The octopods of the genus Tremoctopus are reviewed on a world-wide basis. Two species are recognized: T. violaceus and T. gelatus, n. sp. Tremoctopus violaceus is separated into two subspecies T. v. violaceus in the Atlantic and T. v. gracilis in the Indo-Pacific. Each species and subspecies is fully described and the status of the nominal species is clarified.
A morphometric analysis is given for T. violaceus violaceus. Geographical and vertical distribution, associations with other animals, behavior, and reproduction also are discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 1977
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