New octopus species: Octopus djinda lives along the southwestern coast of Australia
Octopus djinda is caught in fisheries and eaten by folks, however has solely now been recognised as a separate species from one other Australian octopus
9 November 2021
A brand new species of octopus has been described in south-west Australia, after a examine decided it’s totally different sufficient from its jap Australian relative to be thought of taxonomically distinct. Though the species has solely now been given its personal title, folks have lengthy been catching and consuming the animal, which helps one of many world’s few sustainable octopus fisheries.
The brand new species has been named Octopus djinda, following session with the Aboriginal Advisory Committee of the Western Australian Museum in Perth. …