Opisthoteuthis cf. californiana

Author: Berry, 1949


General: Orangish-red to purple-red with white-blue spots in rows (areolae; not previsously reported for this species). Blue eyes.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, demersal.

Ocean range (global): For O.californiana: Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, Bering Sea, Eureka Bar (CA), Southern California.

Published depth range: For O.californiana: 124 - 823 m (shallower at the northern end of the geographic range).

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Stephanie Bush.


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Collins, M.A. and R. Villanueva (2006). Taxonomy, Ecology and Behaviour of the Cirrate Octopods. In: Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, edited by R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, and J. D. M. Gordon. Taylor & Francis Group,New York, 277-322.

Citation: Opisthoteuthis cf. californiana (Berry, 1949 ) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Opisthoteuthis%20cf.%20californiana. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-17.
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