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Octopus bimaculatus (california two-spot octopus)

Wikipedia Abstract

The California two-spot octopus or Verrill's two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculatus) is an octopus common in the subtidal and intertidal zone of Southern California. It is often confused with the related species Octopus bimaculoides, and the common name "California two-spot octopus" is often applied to both species.
View Wikipedia Record: Octopus bimaculatus

Prey / Diet

Americardia biangulata (western strawberry-cockle)[1]
Bulla gouldiana (California bubble)[1]
Crassadoma gigantea (giant rock-scallop)[1]
Crepipatella lingulata (pacific half-slippersnail)[1]
Diplodonta orbella (orb diplodon)[1]
Dosinia juvenilis (frilled venus)[1]
Epilucina californica (California lucine)[1]
Haliotis corrugata (pink abalone)[1]
Haliotis cracherodii (black abalone)[1]
Haliotis fulgens (green abalone)[1]
Haliotis rufescens (red abalone)[1]
Hemisquilla ensigera (Mantis shrimp)[1]
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's whelk)[1]
Leukoma staminea (Pacific littleneck)[1]
Limaria hemphilli (phemphill fileclam)[1]
Megastraea undosa (wavy turban)[1]
Megathura crenulata (giant keyhole limpet)[1]
Myliobatis californica (Bat eagle ray)[1]
Mytilus californianus (California mussel)[1]
Nassarius tiarula (western mud nassa)[1]
Neobernaya spadicea (chestnut cowrie)[1]
Octopus bimaculatus (california two-spot octopus)[1]
Olivella biplicata (purple dwarf olive)[1]
Pachygrapsus crassipes (striped shore crab)[1]
Panulirus interruptus (California spiny lobster)[1]
Paralabrax clathratus (Sea bass)[1]
Paraxanthias taylori (lumpy rubble crab)[1]
Phyllopagurus californica <Unverified Name>[1]
Pitar newcombianus (Newcomb pitar)[1]
Pomaulax gibberosus (red turban)[1]
Semele decisa (clipped semele)[1]
Semele rupicola (rock semele)[1]
Stenoplax conspicua (Conspicuous Chiton)[1]
Tagelus californianus (California tagelus)[1]
Tegula aureotincta (gilded tegula)[1]
Tegula eiseni (banded tegula)[1]
Tegula funebralis (black tegula)[1]
Tegula gallina (speckled tegula)[1]
Tegula regina (queen tegula)[1]
Ventricolaria fordii <Unverified Name>[1]

Predators

Octopus bimaculatus (california two-spot octopus)[1]
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)[2]
Phocoenoides dalli (Dall's Porpoise)[3]
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Dicyema sullivani[4]
Dicyemennea abelis[4]
Dicyemennea californica[4]
Dicyemennea granularis[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Bouchet P., 2010-10-17, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 2Tinus, Craig A. (2012) Prey preference of lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus), a top marine predator: implications for ecosystem-based fisheries management. Fishery Bulletin, 110(2), pp. 193-204. 3Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011