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Amphioctopus fangsiao, called webfoot octopus,[2] is a species of octopus, a cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus.[3] It is found in the Pacific Ocean, including off the coasts of New Zealand.[4]

Amphioctopus fangsiao
Octopus ocellatus (catch).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae
Genus: Amphioctopus
A. fangsiao
Binomial name
Amphioctopus fangsiao
(d'Orbigny, 1839)
  • Amphioctopus areolatus (de Haan, 1839)
  • Octopus areolatus de Haan, 1839
  • Octopus brocki Ortmann, 1888
  • Octopus fangsiao d'Orbigny, 1839
  • Octopus fangsiao etchuanus Sasaki, 1929
  • Octopus ocellatus Gray, 1849[1]



This species occurs in the Philippine Sea, the northwest pacific and off Japan (Osaka Bay)

Culinary useEdit

In Korea, Amphioctopus fangsiao is called jukkumi (주꾸미) or jjukkumi (쭈꾸미) and is often stir-fried in spicy gochujang-based sauce.[5][6]


  1. ^ "UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO) - Amphioctopus fangsiao (d'Orbigny, 1839)". 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  2. ^ "Webfoot octopus". FishSource. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  3. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Amphioctopus fangsiao (d'Orbigny, 1839)". 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  4. ^ "Global Barcode Of Life Data Mirror". Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  5. ^ Chakraborty, Shruti (3 March 2016). "Seoul Food: Hitting the streets in search of Octopus". The Indian Express. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  6. ^ Lee, Cecilia Hae-Jin (30 April 2015). "All-you-can-eat Korean BBQ at Jjukku Jjukku". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 April 2017.

Further readingEdit

  • Norman M.D. & Hochberg F.G. (2005) The current state of Octopus taxonomy. Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin 66:127–154.
  • Furuya, H. (2006). Three new species of dicyemid mesozoans (Phylum Dicyemida) from Amphioctopus fangsiao (Mollusca: Cephalopoda), with comments on the occurrence patterns of dicyemids. Zoological Science 23: 105–119.

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