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Atlantic white-spotted octopus (Callistoctopus macropus)
Subject: Atlantic white-spotted octopus (Callistoctopus macropus)
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Atlantic white-spotted octopus (Callistoctopus macropus)

Callistoctopus macropus

Photo Credit:US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,

Image ID: reef2063, The Coral Kingdom Collection
Location: Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
Photographer: Mr. Mohammed Al Momany, Aqaba, Jordan
Smaller photo also available from the GIMP-savvy photo library


The Atlantic white-spotted octopus, white-spotted octopus, grass octopus or grass scuttle (Callistoctopus macropus) is a species of octopus found in shallow areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the warmer parts of the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Indo-Pacific region. This octopus feeds on small organisms which lurk among the branches of corals.

Scientific Name: Callistoctopus macropus (Risso, 1826)
Common Names: Atlantic white-spotted octopus, Grass Octopus, Grass Scuttle
Octopus alderii Verany, 1851
Octopus didynamus Rafinesque, 1814
Octopus frayedus Rafinesque, 1814
Octopus granosus Blainville, 1826
Octopus leschenaultii d'Orbigny, 1826
Octopus longimanus Férussac, 1839 in Férussac & d'Orbigny, 1834–1848
Octopus macropodus SanGiovanni, 1829
Octopus macropus Risso, 1826
Octopus verrilli palliata Robson, 1929
Polypus macropus (Risso, 1826)
Tremoctopus scalenus Hoyle, 1904

callistoctopus macropus
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