Muusoctopus,

Amon, Diva J, Ziegler, Amanda F, Drazen, Jeffrey C, Grischenko, Andrei V, Leitner, Astrid B, Lindsay, Dhugal J, Voight, Janet R, Wicksten, Mary K, Young, Craig M & Smith, Craig R, 2017, Megafauna of the UKSRL exploration contract area and eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean: Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Ctenophora, Mollusca, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 14598-14598: 14598

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scientific name

Muusoctopus
status

 

cf. Muusoctopus morphospecies 

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; individualCount: 1; behavior: On seafloor; occurrenceStatus: present; preparations: Imaged only; Taxon: taxonConceptID: cf. Muusoctopus morphospecies; scientificName: Muusoctopus sp.; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Mollusca; class: Cephalopoda; order: Octopoda; family: Enteroctopodidae; genus: Muusoctopus; taxonRank: genus; scientificNameAuthorship: Gleadall, 2004; Location: waterBody: Pacific Ocean; stateProvince: Clarion-Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration contract area (UK-1) ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum B; maximumDepthInMeters: 4225; locationRemarks: RV Thompson Cruise TN319; decimalLatitude: 12.5788; decimalLongitude: -116.6873; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 25; Identification: identifiedBy: Janet Voight, Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; dateIdentified: 2015; identificationReferences: Voight, Janet R. "Observations of deep-sea octopodid behavior from undersea vehicles." American Malacological Bulletin 24.1 (2008): 43-50.; identificationRemarks: Identified only from imagery; identificationQualifier: cf.; Event: samplingProtocol: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; eventDate: 2015-03-09; eventTime: 3:50; habitat: Abyssal polymetallic-nodule field; fieldNumber: Dive 6 (AV06); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: UHM; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: HumanObservationGoogleMaps 

Notes

Finless, benthic octopod with two rows of arm suckers, head narrower than mantle, arms coiled aborally when still, extended into sediment when walking. Swimming is propelled by mantle jets, not by fins. Ventrum often darker than dorsum, but not necessarily.

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