Classification: Octopodidae (Octopus)


Number of items: 23.

Benthoctopus sp. (8 files)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Polvo
Depth (m): 1540
Behaviour: Swimming, Swimming near ROV, Moving on seabed

Benthoctopus sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > Enfield
Depth (m): 580
Behaviour: Resting

Cerianthid and Octopus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Irish Shelf > Cashel
Depth (m): 174
Behaviour: Resting

Octopodidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -992.08

Octopodidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1778.25

Octopodidae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -2687.27

Octopus (2 files)
Site: Atlantic > Irish Shelf > Cashel
Depth (m): 174
Behaviour: Resting

Octopus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank

Depth (m): 1085m
Behaviour: Resting on a rock, perhaps sheltering from the current to conserve energy

Octopus (4 files)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Brazil
Regions > South America > Brazil

Depth (m): 906m
Behaviour: Moving near and on subsea oil and gas structures.

Octopus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Congo
Depth (m): 110
Behaviour: Part buried

Octopus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > Toledo
Depth (m): 3050
Behaviour: Moving over equipment

Octopus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Baobab, Ivory Coast
Depth (m): 1290
Behaviour: Swimming

Octopus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Baobab, Ivory Coast
Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Moving, Swimming

Octopus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Baobab, Ivory Coast
Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Hunting, Feeding

Octopus (1 file)
Site: Indian > Arabian Sea > India KKD-1
Depth (m): 2600
Behaviour: Moving arms defensively

Octopus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > Toledo GOM
Depth (m): 3100
Behaviour: Hiding under ledge on equipment

Octopus (Eledone cirrhosa) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Irish Shelf > Cashel
Depth (m): 174
Behaviour: Resting

Octopus (Eledone cirrhosa) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Irish Shelf > Cashel
Depth (m): 174
Behaviour: Escape

Octopus (Muusoctopus johnsonianus? or new species) from Gulf of Mexico (17 files)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > Gulf of Mexico
Depth (m): 1816

Octopus - Eledone cirrhosa (5 files)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel

Depth (m): 200
Behaviour: Swimming and resting

Octopus from Mauritania (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Northern Tropical Atlantic > Tiof
Depth (m): 1314
Behaviour: Resting, Swimming

Octopus from Mauritania (Benthoctopus sp.?) (14 files)
Site: Atlantic > Northern Tropical Atlantic > Tiof
Depth (m): 1313
Behaviour: on seabed

Octopus from Usan (7 files)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field

Depth (m): 726

This list was generated on Sat Dec 20 08:00:46 GMT 2014.


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