Octopus kaurna

Octopus kaurna

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Octopus kaurna

Octopus kaurna, also known as the southern sand octopus, is an octopus native to the waters around the Great Australian Bight and Tasmania. It has an arm span of up to 50 cm with long, unusually thin tentacles joined at the base by webbing and studded with small suckers. The species was first identified by Timothy Nathaniel Stranks. Kaurna is the name of an Australian Aboriginal clan which lived in the Adelaide region of South Australia.

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1. Octopus kaurna Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus_kaurna
2. Octopus kaurna on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/163199/982975

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