Enteroctopus magnificus (Villanueva, Sanchez & Compagno, 1992)
Southern giant octopus
Enteroctopus magnificus
photo by FAO

Family:  Enteroctopodidae (), subfamily: Octopodinae
Max. size:  167 cm TL (male/unsexed); 160 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 2 - 560 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: Namibia and South Africa.
Biology:  It's mantle length is 36 cm (Ref. 96968).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 28 July 2014 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: Wood, James - 12.06.07
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 02.07.20

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