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Eledone is a genus of octopuses in the family Octopodidae. It is mainly distributed in the northern and southern Atlantic Ocean, with one species, E. palari, described from the southwestern Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean in waters around Indonesia and Australia and another, E. microsicya, from the western Indian Ocean. One species, E. thysanophora, is now regarded as a synonym of the brush-tipped octopus (Aphrodoctopus schultzi).
Eledone caparti Adam, 1950
Eledone cirrhosa (Lamarck, 1798) – horned octopus
Eledone gaucha Haimovici, 1988
Eledone massyae Voss, 1964 – combed octopus
Eledone microsicya * (Rochebrune, 1884)
Eledone moschata (Lamarck, 1798) – musky octopus
Eledone nigra (Hoyle, 1910)
Eledone palari Lu and Stranks, 1992 – spongetip octopus
Eledone schultzei Hoyle, 1910
The species listed above with an asterisk (*) are questionable and need further study to determine if they are valid species or synonyms.