Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 16 Issue 1

Cistopus indicus (Orbigny) : A common Indo-Malayan species of Octopus.

Grace E. Pickford

Cistopus indicus (Orbigny) is one of the most common species of octopus that is caught in the kelongs of Singapore and sold in the fish markets. It is, nevertheless, poorly known, primarily because of the confusion between this species and Octopus macropus Risso. Both are large species in which the first arms are longest. The taxonomic status of C. indicus will be reviewed.

Date : 30-04-1974