|Named By:||J. C. Fischer & B. Riou in 1982|
|Time Period:||Lower Callovian|
|Fossil(s):||Preserved flat on a rock slab|
|Classification:||| Mollusca | Cephalopoda | Octopodiformes | Octapoda ||
Proteroctopus ribeti was a primitive octopod that lived in the Middle Jurassic, approximately 164 million years ago. The single fossil specimen assigned to this species originates from the Lower Callovian of Voulte-sur-Rhone in France. It is currently on display at the Musee de Paleontologie de La Voulte-sur-Rhone.
The morphology of P. ribeti suggests a necto-epipelagic mode of life.