Range extension for Octopus hubbsorum (Mollusca: Octopodidae) in the Mexican Pacific
Abstract:Hubbs' octopus Octopus hubbsorum Berry, 1953 is reported at 24 localities along the Pacific coast of Mexico. The distribution of the species, previously recorded in the Gulf of California (28°55′N, 113°32′W) and in Melaque (southern coast of Jalisco) (19°12′N, 105°40′W), is extended south to Salina Cruz, Oaxaca (16°10′N, 95°14′W). Specimens were captured in the intertidal and subtidal zones to depths of 30 m. This is the principal target species in the octopus fisheries of this vast region.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2005
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