First Record of the Mimic Octopus Thaumoctopus mimicus (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) from the Arabian Sea: Range Extension and Genotyping

Saji Kumar, K K and Jeyabaskaran, R and Binesh, C P and Mohamed, K S (2020) First Record of the Mimic Octopus Thaumoctopus mimicus (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) from the Arabian Sea: Range Extension and Genotyping. Malacologia, 63 (1). pp. 115-122.

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    Abstract

    Two specimens of the mimic octopus Thaumoctopus mimicus were documented for the first time in the Arabian Sea during September 2018 off southern Kerala, India, from 15 m depth. The specimens had dorsal mantle lengths (DML) of 44 and 48 mm. Description and morphological measurements of the specimens are provided. The identity of the specimens was genetically supported by using cytochrome C oxidase I gene sequencing. This finding represents the first record of the species in the Arabian Sea, which signifies an extension of its known geographic distribution range.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: mimic octopus, Arabian Sea, India.
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Cephalopods
    Molluscan Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2020 09:22
    Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 09:22
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14674

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