Octopus bimaculoides (California two-spot octopus) (PRJNA270931)

Octopus bimaculoides (California two-spot octopus) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Octopus bimaculoides

The California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides), despite the first part of its name, has a range throughoput the eastern Pacific and the Indo-Pacific. The second part of its name derives from the false eye spot (ocellus) under each real eye, which is an iridescent blue chain-link circle set in a circle of black. It has several common colors, such as grey with yellow splotches, and uses highly developed crypsis (camouflage).

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Picture credit (public domain): Jeremy Selan


The assembly presented is the Octopus_bimaculoides_v2_0 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_001194135.1.


Ensembl Metazoa displays the v2.2 gene set produced by the OIST Molecular Genetics Unit. Genes were annotated with the DOE Joint Genome Institute pipeline, which combines transcriptomic data with de novo and homology-based prediction methods [1]. Protein features and cross-references have been computed by Ensembl Metazoa.


  1. The octopus genome and the evolution of cephalopod neural and morphological novelties.
    Albertin CB, Simakov O, Mitros T, Wang ZY, Pungor JR, Edsinger-Gonzales E, Brenner S, Ragsdale CW, Rokhsar DS. 2015. Nature. 524:220-224.



AssemblyPRJNA270931, INSDC Assembly GCA_001194135.1,
Database version111.1
Golden Path Length2,338,188,782
Genebuild byOkinawa Instutute of Science and Technology Marine Genomics Unit
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceOkinawa Instutute of Science and Technology Marine Genomics Unit

Gene counts

Coding genes33,609
Non coding genes1,771
Small non coding genes1,730
Long non coding genes41
Gene transcripts40,327