Scientists aim to describe a single 'tree of life' that reflects the evolutionary relationships of living things. However, evolutionary relationships are a matter of ongoing discovery, and there are different opinions about how living things should be grouped and named. EOL reflects these differences by supporting several different scientific 'classifications'. Some species have been named more than once. Such duplicates are listed under synonyms. EOL also provides support for common names which may vary across regions as well as languages.

Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus troscheli Targioni-Tozzetti, 1869
AquaMaps Resource
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
  • Octopus vulgaris
BOLDS images II Species
  • Octopus vulgaris
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
  • Octopus vulgaris
Biopix
  • Octopus vulgaris
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Octopus rugosus
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Octopus vulgaris
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOLspecies
  • Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797
Environments
  • Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
  • Octopus vulgaris
Global Biotic Interactions Species
  • Octopus vulgaris
BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus tuberculatus Risso, 1854
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus tetradynamus Rafinesque, 1814
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus ruber Rafinesque, 1814
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
  • Octopus vulgaris
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus brevitentaculatus Blainville, 1826
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus niger Rafinesque, 1814
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus cassiopeia Gray, 1849
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus tuberculatus Targioni-Tozzetti, 1869
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus coerulescentes Fra Piero, 1895
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Octopus niger Risso, 1854
MarLIN resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Octopus rugosus
OBIS depth range resource
OBIS depth range resource
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available
Monthly ARKive text import
Type data from iDigBio Species
  • Octopus vulgaris
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
  • Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797
iNaturalist Images Species
  • Octopus vulgaris

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