Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Amphioctopus exannulatus (Norman, 1993)

Plain-spot Octopus

Compiler and date details

2012 - Mark Norman, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Shark Bay, WA.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Queensland: Central E coast, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Carpentaria, NE coast
    • Western Australia: NW coast

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, tropical.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
08-Oct-2010 OCTOPODIDAE 08-Oct-2010 MOVED Dr Mark Norman
29-Mar-2010 MODIFIED