Common name: common octopus
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Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Octopus vulgaris are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Probable aquarium release.
Status: A single individual was collected.
Revision Date: 1/14/2004
Fuller, P., 2023, Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2343, Revision Date: 1/14/2004, Access Date: 6/6/2023
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