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Named By: J. C. Fischer & B. Riou in 1982
Time Period: Lower Callovian
Location: France
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Carnivore
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.

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