Muusoctopus robustus

Alternate names: Benthoctopus robustus

Author: Voss and Pearcy, 1990


General: Two sucker rows, massive mantle but small head, medium to short arms, smooth skin, small eyes; eyes do not protrude, when seen in males the ligula is pointy.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 1200 - 3850 m

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Janet Voight, Associate Curator, Invertebrates, The Field Museum.


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Coan, E., D. Eernisse, F.G. Hochberg, A. Scheltema, P. Valentich-Scott, and R. Shimek (1996). Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel: The Mollusca Part 1- Aplacophora, Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda, Bivalvia, and Cephalopoda. Science Applications International Corportation, San Diego, CA. 80 pp.

Citation: Muusoctopus robustus (Voss and Pearcy, 1990) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.
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