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d'Orbigny, 1840

Family characters
Body saccular, without an internal shell. Head and mantle fused dorsally, with only a restricted ventral mantle aperture. Eight arms only, bearing sessile suckers without chitinous teeth. Adult benthic; larvae and juveniles may be pelagic, depending on the species.

[Hayward, 1990]


The following species of this family occur in the region:

Eledone cirrhosa
Octopus vulgaris

Family Octopodidae