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Octopus

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Scientific name:

Octopus boscii pallida

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

4 April 1874 - 4 April 1874

Form:

Fluid

Type status:

Paralectotype Syntype

Station:

163A

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Mollusca

Class:

Cephalopoda

Order:

Octopoda

Family:

Octopodidate

Genus:

Octopus

Species:

Octopus boscii Hoyle, 1885

Subspecies:

Octopus boscii pallida

Station/Area Information

Station:

163A

Date collected:

04/04/1874

Area:

Off Twofold Bay, Australia

Water body:

Tasman Sea

FAO:

81

Depth (Fathoms):

150 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-36.98

Decimal Longitude:

150.33

Surface Temperature:

71°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Green mud?

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