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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
Subfamiliae: Bathypolypodinae - Eledoninae - Graneledoninae - Megaleledoninae - Octopodinae
Genera incertae sedis: Histoctopus


Octopodidae H. d'Orbigny, 1840

Vernacular names


* Férussac and d'Orbigny: Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Céphalopodes acétabulifères. (1834-1848)

Octopodidae is the family containing the majority of known octopus species.

Subfamilies and species

* Basal genus Vulcanoctopus
* Genus incertae sedis Histoctopus[1]
* Subfamily Bathypolypodinae
o Genus Bathypolypus
o Genus Benthoctopus
o Genus Grimpella
o Genus Sasakiopus[2]
o Genus Teretoctopus
* Subfamily Eledoninae
o Genus Adelieledone (recently split from Pareledone)
o Genus Eledone
o Genus Pareledone
o Genus Tetracheledone
o Genus Velodona
o Genus Vosseledone
* Subfamily Graneledoninae
o Genus Bentheledone
o Genus Graneledone
o Genus Thaumeledone
* Subfamily Megaleledoninae
o Genus Megaleledone
* Subfamily Octopodinae
o Genus Abdopus
o Genus Ameloctopus
o Genus Amphioctopus
o Genus Aphrodoctopus
o Genus Cistopus
o Genus Enteroctopus
o Genus Euaxoctopus
o Genus Hapalochlaena
o Genus Octopus
o Genus Pinnoctopus
o Genus Pteroctopus
o Genus Robsonella
o Genus Scaeurgus
o Genus Thaumoctopus
o Genus Wunderpus


1. ^ Norman, M. D.; Boucher-Rodoni, R.; Hochberg, F. G. (2009). "A new genus and two new species of mesobenthic octopuses from Australia and New Caledonia". Journal of Molluscan Studies 75 (4): 323–336. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyp027. edit
2. ^ Jorgensen E. M., Strugnell J. M. & Allcock A. L. (2010). "Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus of octopus, Sasakiopus (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae), from the Bering Sea, with a redescription of Sasakiopus salebrosus (Sasaki, 1920)". Journal of Molluscan Studies 76(1): 57-66. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyp046.

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