Octopus bimaculoides (California two-spot octopus, UCB-OBI-ISO-001) (ASM119413v2)

Octopus bimaculoides (California two-spot octopus, UCB-OBI-ISO-001) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Octopus bimaculoides

The California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides), often simply called a "bimac", is an octopus species native to many parts of the Pacific Ocean including the coast of California. One can identify the species by the circular blue eyespots on each side of its head. Bimacs usually live to be about two years old. They are closely related to Verrill's two-spot octopus. In 2015, the genome was sequenced.

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Taxonomy ID 37653

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More information General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia


The assembly presented here has been imported from INSDC and is linked to the assembly accession [GCA_001194135.2].

The total length of the assembly is 2342518435 bp contained within 145326 scaffolds. The scaffold N50 value is 96881196, the scaffold L50 value is 9. The GC% content of the assembly is 36.0%.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_001194135.2.

Ensembl Metazoa displaying genes imported from NCBI RefSeq annotation release vGCF_001194135.2-RS_2023_01. Small RNA features, protein features, BLAST hits and cross-references have been computed by Ensembl Metazoa.



AssemblyASM119413v2, INSDC Assembly GCA_001194135.2,
Database version112.1
Golden Path Length2,342,534,168
Genebuild byNCBI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceUC Berkeley

Gene counts

Coding genes15,684
Non coding genes3,956
Small non coding genes1,310
Long non coding genes2,620
Misc non coding genes26
Gene transcripts35,259