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1 January 2013 A New Record in a Well-Established Population of Octopus hubbsorum (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) Expands its Known Geographic Distribution Range and Maximum Size
José F. Domínguez-Contreras, Bertha P. Ceballos-Vázquez, Frederick G. Hochberg, Marcial Arellano-Martínez
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Octopus hubbsorum Berry, 1953 is an important fishery species off the Pacific coast of Mexico. It inhabits the intertidal and subtidal zones to depths of 30 m. Its occurrence has been documented in tropical and subtropical zones. In Mexico, it is in the Gulf of California and at some localities of the southern Mexican Pacific, including the Revillagigedo Islands. In this paper, the presence of a well-established population of O. hubbsorum in Bahía Magdalena (on the west coast of the Baja California peninsula) is presented. This new record expands the distribution range not only in distance but also into a temperate zone. Additionally, the maximum size records for this species are extended (1020 mm total length; 220 mm dorsal mantle length; and 3705 g total weight).

José F. Domínguez-Contreras, Bertha P. Ceballos-Vázquez, Frederick G. Hochberg, and Marcial Arellano-Martínez "A New Record in a Well-Established Population of Octopus hubbsorum (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) Expands its Known Geographic Distribution Range and Maximum Size," American Malacological Bulletin 31(1), 95-99, (1 January 2013). https://doi.org/10.4003/006.031.0122
Received: 1 February 2012; Accepted: 1 August 2012; Published: 1 January 2013
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Baja California peninsula
cephalopod
occurrence of Octopus hubbsorum
temperate zone
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