First record of pouched octopus, Cistopus platinoidus in a tropical estuary

Vaisakh, G and Roshith, C M and Chandra, Ganesh and Behera, Bijay Kumar and Kamble, Suhas Prakash and Saji Kumar, K K and Parida, Pranaya Kumar and Gondhaliya, Bhavesh and Banik, S and Das, B K (2021) First record of pouched octopus, Cistopus platinoidus in a tropical estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 262. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Octopuses are marine benthic stenohaline organisms that exhibit a short range of migration within marine habitats and avoid brackish or freshwater environments. The present document is the first record of ’pouched octopus’, Cistopus platinoidus Sreeja et al. 2015, from a tropical estuarine system. We collected 15 specimens of C. platinoidus from the set bag nets operated in Narmada estuary, located 40 km away from the river mouth with an in-situ salinity of 17.63. This report is a new finding of an octopus species from a brackish water ecosystem outside its normal inhabitance range to the best of our knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cistopus platinoidus; First record; Migration patterns Narmada estuary; Pouched octopus
Subjects: Marine Environment > Upwelling
Invertebrata
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: 05 Oct 2021 04:46
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2022 05:41
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15391

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