MarBEF Data System

WoRMS taxon details

Grimpoteuthis G. C. Robson, 1932

138293  (



  • Alphabetically
  • By status

Children Display

  1. Species Grimpoteuthis abyssicola O'Shea, 1999
  2. Species Grimpoteuthis angularis Verhoeff & O'Shea, 2022
  3. Species Grimpoteuthis bathynectes G. L. Voss & Pearcy, 1990
  4. Species Grimpoteuthis boylei M. A. Collins, 2003
  5. Species Grimpoteuthis challengeri M. A. Collins, 2003
  6. Species Grimpoteuthis discoveryi M. A. Collins, 2003
  7. Species Grimpoteuthis greeni Verhoeff & O'Shea, 2022
  8. Species Grimpoteuthis hippocrepium (Hoyle, 1904)
  9. Species Grimpoteuthis imperator A. Ziegler & Sagorny, 2021
  10. Species Grimpoteuthis innominata (O'Shea, 1999)
  11. Species Grimpoteuthis meangensis (Hoyle, 1885)
  12. Species Grimpoteuthis megaptera (A. E. Verrill, 1885)
  13. Species Grimpoteuthis pacifica (Hoyle, 1885)
  14. Species Grimpoteuthis plena (A. E. Verrill, 1885)
  15. Species Grimpoteuthis tuftsi G. L. Voss & Pearcy, 1990
  16. Species Grimpoteuthis umbellata (P. Fischer, 1884)
  17. Species Grimpoteuthis wuelkeri (Grimpe, 1920)
  18. Species Grimpoteuthis albatrossi (Sasaki, 1920) accepted as Opisthoteuthis albatrossi (Sasaki, 1920)
  19. Species Grimpoteuthis antarctica Kubodera & Okutani, 1986 accepted as Cirroctopus antarcticus (Kubodera & Okutani, 1986) (original combination)
  20. Species Grimpoteuthis bruuni G. L. Voss, 1982 accepted as Opisthoteuthis bruuni (G. L. Voss, 1982) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  21. Species Grimpoteuthis caudani (Joubin, 1896) accepted as Opisthoteuthis grimaldii (Joubin, 1903)
  22. Species Grimpoteuthis glacialis (G. C. Robson, 1930) accepted as Cirroctopus glacialis (G. C. Robson, 1930) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  23. Species Grimpoteuthis mawsoni (S. S. Berry, 1917) accepted as Cirroctopus mawsoni (S. S. Berry, 1917)
  24. Species Grimpoteuthis umbellatus (Fischer, 1884) accepted as Grimpoteuthis umbellata (P. Fischer, 1884) (wrong grammatical agreement)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Robson, G. C. (1932). A monograph of the recent Cephalopoda based on the collections in the British Museum (Natural History). Part II. The Octopoda. London., available online at
page(s): p. 136. [details]   
MolluscaBase eds. (2024). MolluscaBase. Grimpoteuthis G. C. Robson, 1932. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-07-15
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2005-04-14 07:47:17Z
2008-03-27 06:45:57Z
2011-03-16 14:35:44Z
2015-01-29 14:25:59Z
2018-02-07 15:28:10Z
2018-06-12 20:21:58Z
2020-01-28 18:00:35Z
2022-08-27 09:38:30Z
2023-09-18 05:44:46Z

Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

original description Robson, G. C. (1932). A monograph of the recent Cephalopoda based on the collections in the British Museum (Natural History). Part II. The Octopoda. London., available online at
page(s): p. 136. [details]   

original description  (of Enigmatiteuthis O'Shea, 1999) O'Shea, S. (1999). The marine fauna of New Zealand: Octopoda (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). <em>NIWA Biodiversity Memoir.</em> 112 : 1-280. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Collins, M.A. (2003). The genus <i>Grimpoteuthis</i> (Octopoda: Grimpoteuthidae) in the north-east Atlantic, with descriptions of three new species. <i>Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 139(1)</i>: 93-127 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Hochberg F.G., Norman M.D. & Finn J.K. (2014). Family Opisthoteuthidae. pp. 248-261, in P. Jereb, C.F.E. Roper, M.D. Norman & J.K. Finn eds. <i>Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date</i>. Volume 3. Octopods and Vampire Squids. <em>FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes [Rome, FAO].</em> 4(3): 353 pp. 11 pls.
page(s): 256 [details]   

additional source Verhoeff, T. J. & O'Shea, S. (2022). New records and two new species of Grimpoteuthis (Octopoda: Cirrata: Grimpoteuthididae) from southern Australia and New Zealand. <em>Molluscan Research.</em> 42. [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]


Japanese ジュウモンジダコ属  [details]
Web site hosted and maintained by Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) - Contact