Species under Eledone
n= 10
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Eledone caparti
Adam, 1950
Tropical octopus Eastern Atlantic 9.5
Eledone cirrhosa
(Lamarck, 1798)
Horned octopus Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean 55
Eledone gaucha
Haimovici, 1988
Southwest Atlantic 6.5
Eledone massyae
Voss, 1964
Combed octopus Southwest Atlantic 9
Eledone microsicya
(Rochebrune, 1884)
Western Indian Ocean
Eledone moschata
(Lamarck, 1798)
Musky octopus Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean 19.4
Eledone nigra
(Hoyle, 1910)
Southwest Africa 3
Eledone palari
Lu & Stranks, 1992
Spongetip octopus Western Pacific 18
Eledone schultzei
(Hoyle, 1910)
Brush-tip octopod Southeast Atlantic 50
Eledone thysanophora
Voss, 1962
South Africa
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