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Hapalochlaena fasciata

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Cephalopoda
Subclassis: Coleoidea
Cohors: Neocoleoidea
Superordo: Octopodiformes
Ordo: Octopoda
Subordo: Incirrina
Familia: Octopodidae
Subfamilia: Octopodinae
Genus: Hapalochlaena
Species: Hapalocaena fasciata


Hapalochlaena fasciata Robson?, 1938

The Blue-lined Octopus (Hapalochlaena fasciata) is one of 3 (or perhaps 4) species of Blue-ringed octopuses. It is most commonly found around intertidal rocky shores and coastal waters to a depth of 15 metres (49 ft) between southern Queensland and southern New South Wales. Its mantle length can grow up to 45 mm. It has an appearance of yellow hide with dark blue or black streaks covering the whole body apart from the underside of its arms.

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