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Scientist Wants to Name This Cute Octopus Species ‘Adorabilis’

Behold the Flapjack Octopus! Does this octopus look familiar? The “flapjack octopus” is a rarely observed, deep-sea species.

Octopus macropus, also known as the Atlantic White-spotted Octopus, White-spotted Octopus, Grass Octopus or Grass scuttle, is an octopus species native to at least the Mediterranean Sea.


Atlantic Pygmy Octopus - Octopus joubini - in the order Octopoda, this is the smallest of octopus species, but not the smallest in the world, with an armspan of only 2-4" (5.08-10.16 cm). It lays elliptical amber eggs in a sheltered place

"mimic_octopus_australia While most known octopuses are able to change color and shape for camouflage, mimic octopuses can also impersonate other animals to deter would-be predators." Always thought these things were so cool.


Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis). This is one of the rarest species of octopus in the world. They live in the deepest parts of the ocean and are nicknamed "Dumbo octopus" because of a pair of fins that are attached to their heads. They use these fins to stay above the sea floor in their search for food #oceanlife


The blue-ringed octopuses (genus Hapalochlaena) are three (or perhaps four) octopus species that live in tide pools and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Japan to Australia (mainly around southern New South Wales and South Australia, and northern Western Australia). This octopus is one of the most venomous animals on the planet.

Photos: "Spectacular" Deep-Sea Species Found off Canada

From the Bedford Institute of Oceanography a, new octopus discovered off the coast of Newfoundland.

Mark Laita’s Breathtaking Photos of Sea Creatures

North Pacific Giant Octopus from "Sea": Mark Laita’s breathtaking photos of sea creatures