Family Tremoctopodidae - blanket octopods

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Cephalopoda
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Four species currently are considered to be valid in the family: Tremoctopus violaceus, T. gracilis, T. gelatus and T. robsoni, although the group still requires further revision. Females of three species (T. violaceus, T. gracilis and T. robsoni) are moderately large, muscular, firm-bodied and deeply pigmented with colour patterns of purple dorsally and silver ventrally (counter-shading typical of surface dwellers). The fourth species (T. gelatus) is a very gelatinous, fragile, deep-water form of larger size, with few chromatophores and is almost completely transparent (Ref. 96968).
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Marine
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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