genus Octopus


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Noun1.genus Octopus - type genus of the family Octopodidae
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Octopodidae, Octopodidae - a family of Octopoda
devilfish, octopus - bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
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A contribution to the understanding of phylogenetic relationships among species of the genus Octopus (Octopodidae: Cephalopoda).
ABSTRACT The genus Octopus occurs in tropical and temperate oceanic waters throughout the world, and currently includes 112 species, although the phylogenetic relationships among the different taxa are still poorly understood.