Amphioctopus fangsiao

Amphioctopus fangsiao
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae
Genus: Amphioctopus
Species: A. fangsiao
Binomial name
Amphioctopus fangsiao
(d'Orbigny, 1839)
  • Amphioctopus areolatus (de Haan, 1839)
  • Octopus areolatus de Haan, 1839
  • Octopus brocki Ortmann, 1888
  • Octopus fangsiao d'Orbigny, 1839
  • Octopus fangsiao etchuanus Sasaki, 1929
  • Octopus ocellatus Gray, 1849[1]

Amphioctopus fangsiao is a species of octopus, a cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus.[2] It is found in the Pacific Ocean, including off the coasts of New Zealand.[3]

In Korea, this octopus is eaten by boiling alive in soup.


This species occurs in the Philippine Sea, the northwest pacific and off Japan (Osaka Bay)


  1. "UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO) - Amphioctopus fangsiao (d'Orbigny, 1839)". 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  2. "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Amphioctopus fangsiao (d'Orbigny, 1839)". 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  3. "Global Barcode Of Life Data Mirror". Retrieved 2011-08-27.

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